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BioTrails Kayak And Collect
June 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Come kayaking with the MDI Bio Lab in Frenchman Bay and help collect marine specimens in support of an environmental restoration project! The event will begin with an orientation at the MDI Biological Laboratory from 3–5 P.M. on Monday, June 16th. On Tuesday, June 17th, we will meet at the South Gouldsboro Boat Ramp at 7:15 A.M. for a kayak trip to nearby Stave Island, where we will collect marine invertebrate specimens for an ongoing eelgrass research and restoration project. In the afternoon, back at the MDI Biological Laboratory, we will process and sort our specimens for DNA-based identification, learn how advances in genetics have made it possible to identify insects (and other organisms) by their DNA, and give it a try yourself using “mystery” DNA reads collected at previous events.
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