Leslie, Strong to present as part of changing ocean series in Harpswell

Two University of Maine researchers will take part in “Our Changing Ocean,” a series of public events in Harpswell.

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is sponsoring the talks with experts from UMaine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to discover and discuss answers and solutions to ocean changes, such as warming water, acidification and sea level rise.

Aaron Strong, an assistant professor of marine policy at UMaine, will present “Ocean acidification: Will lobsters and clams disappear? What can we do to fight acidification of local waters?” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Heather Leslie, director of the Darling Marine Center and associate professor of marine sciences at UMaine, will discuss “Resilient coastal communities and marine ecosystems: Translating science into action,” from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

All presentations in the series will be held at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road.

More information is on the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust website.