Monday, October 17, 2005

Public Forum on Red Tide and the Dead Zone


Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m.
Selby Library Auditorium

The community is invited to a free forum on the Gulf’s RED TIDE and DEAD ZONE.

The panel will include:

Frank Muller-Karger, Ph.D., Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and professor of Biological Oceanography at the University of South Florida. He recently spoke at the Gulf Alliance Conference at Mote.

Larry Brand, Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is currently professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami. His recent research includes sampling the water quality at Piney Point.

Captain Wayne Genthner has been fishing Sarasota and Manatee waters for 25 years. It is his first-hand observations of the dead zone that shocked the community into realizing the recent and dramatic deterioration of water quality in the Gulf.

Laurel Schiller has degrees in wildlife biology and ecology. She devotes herself to preserving the local natural environment and is co-owner of a native plant nursery. She is also a member of the Sarasota County Planning Board.

Brief presentations will be followed by questions and answers.

Resource handouts will be available. Contact lists to write and call to create action will be provided.

(The Library asks that attendees park on the boundary streets or at the Whole Food public lot.)

Sponsored by the Healthy Gulf Coalition.

For more information, please call Don Chaney at (941) 906-8176 or email:

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