Oct. 6 lecture features newly discovered underwater species

Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008

Footage of never-before-seen areas in the waters off the Aleutian Islands will be shown as part of an Oct. 6 evening lecture titled "Under Aleutian Waters: A Look at an Undiscovered Ecosystem in the Presence of Changing Climate."

Unalaska marine advisory program extension agent Reid Brewer will present the lecture at the University of Alaska Southeast beginning at 7 p.m. in the main hall of the Student Recreation Center located at 12300 Mendenhall Loop Road. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is sponsoring the free event.

Brewer's lecture will discuss the importance of diversity in near-shore ecosystems and highlight new species discovered in 2007. Brewer is an assistant professor with UAF and has been based in Unalaska and Dutch Harbor for the past four years. He splits his time in the Aleutian Islands between marine-related education, outreach and research. He also is a scientific diver and an invertebrate taxonomist.

For more information, call Glenn Haight at 796-6046.

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