Join T3C for Talk #2 in our 2024 Winter-Spring Speaker Series
APCC's Cyano Monitoring Program
Speaker: Julie Hambrook Berkman
Thursday, February 29, 7 PM
at The Cultural Center, Falmouth Museums on the Green
Park at 35 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth (just behind the Cultural Center) or next door behind the First Congregational Church
Cyanobacteria are an ancient group of photosynthetic microorganisms commonly found in freshwater systems on Cape Cod and worldwide. Under certain conditions, they can multiply rapidly and form harmful cyanobacteria blooms (HCBs). HCBs have increased because of nutrient enrichment and rising water temperatures due to warming resulting from climate change. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain common cyanobacteria can produce harmful toxins known as cyanotoxins. Julie Hambrook Berkman, Ph.D., Project Director, Pond and Cyanobacteria Monitoring Programs at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) will tell the story of how APCC’s pond monitoring program came to be and how it has evolved along with the science, as she shares the latest data for Cape Cod ponds.