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Stone Laboratory Kicks Off Lecture Series with U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur

12:00 pm, Mon June 11, 2012 –

Gibraltar Island, OH Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, will begin its summer lecture series Thursday, June 14 as U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D — OH) discusses “Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and Congress.”?

Each Thursday lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. and lasts until approximately 9 p.m. A brief presentation on current research precedes each lecture at 7 p.m. Dr. Kristin Stanford, Education and Outreach Specialist and Research Scientist for Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, will speak about her decade of research that has brought the Lake Erie watersnake population back from the endangered species list.

The public can view the lectures and research briefs via a live web seminar from any computer with internet access. Those interested in learning more about this simple and fast option and receiving the log-in information should send an email to

Guests who would like to attend the lectures in person are invited to take a Lake Erie Water Taxi, at their own expense, at 6:30 or 7:15 p.m. from the Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island, where they will be given a short tour before the lecture.

“The Guest Lectures Series is a great way to get Great Lakes information out to the public”? says Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “I encourage the public to come and take advantage of the opportunity to hear and interact with each of them.”?

Tune in next week, on June 21, to hear from Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer in his presentation, “ODNR Update and Director’s Initiatives.”? Kent State University Professor of Geology Dr. Joseph Ortiz will present “Can we identify phytoplankton by their pigment assemblages? Insights from Lake Erie and other lakes in Ohio.”?

View the entire summer lecture series schedule at Recorded lectures will be available at this site shortly after session.

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is the Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 32 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit



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Matthew Forte
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Matthew Forte is a lifelong fan of U.S. history. When he isn’t renovating his house or playing with his two infant sons, he is reading history books or substitute teaching.