Colloquium: Jason Garvon-Million Dollar Birdie

Dr. Garvon has been active with the Great Lakes Piping Plover recovery effort since 2007 when he volunteered as a monitor and LSSU was subcontracted for one monitor position. Since that time they have successfully written grants and have become the primary monitoring organization of the U.P. In this presentation, Dr. Garvon will discuss the…

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Dr. John Griffioen – One Health: Connecting and Protecting Human, Animal and Environment Health as an Aquatic Animal Veterinarian

Among many honors, Dr. Giffioen was 2018 class valedictorian at North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine , and is now a veterinary intern at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Dr. Giffioen was recognized as an advocate for total health at  NCCVM  https://cvm.ncsu.edu/alum-griffioen-18-honored-as-a-strong-voice-for-student-wellness/ As a freshman at LSSU, John established the marine aquarium in the Crawford Hall…

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Microplastics in the Great Lakes – Jeanie Williams

Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 Tiny pieces of harmful plastic, called microplastics, are prevalent in many rivers that flow into the Great Lakes. Ingested microplastics can cause digestive and reproductive problems, as well as death, in fish, birds and other animals. Unhealthy additives in the plastic, including flame retardants and antimicrobials, have been associated with…

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