UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station Women in Science Lecture Series Begins July 30
University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student Amy Koske kicks off a summer lecture series at the Field Station with the lecture "Heavy Metal Food Chain: Diet and Mercury Content of Large Pelagic Predators in the Northwest Atlantic" Her talk will be held in the Field Station classroom on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. Free admission.
UMass Boston Nantucket Field Director Sarah Oktay created the series, called "Women in Science," and asked each speaker to address what they do as well as what it's like to be a woman in their field of study.
Koske studies the diets and the mercury content of large pelagic fish in the Atlantic Ocean. Her research involves analyzing the stomach contents of sharks as well as examining tissue samples. Koske says there is not much information on the current feeding habits of large pelagic fish and her research will help determine how methyl mercury moves through the food system and enters into species of shark and tuna.
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