April

Biology's Dr. Jennifer Mattei to Speak at Peabody Museum

News Story: April 1, 2011
Dr. Jennifer Mattei

Dr. Jennifer Mattei, associate professor in Sacred Heart University's Biology Department, will speak at the Peabody Museum in New Haven as part of the O. C. Marsh Fellows Program.  Her talk entitled "Horseshoe Crabs: Their Connection to Your Health and the Long Island Sound Ecosystem" will take place on Wednesday, April 27th, at 6:30pm.  For more information on the event, click here

Recipient of the Heroes of the Sea Award for championing the survival of the horseshoe crab, Dr. Mattei discusses the unique ecological role of these “living fossils” relative to Long Island Sound, migratory shorebird populations and even your health. In mid-May spawning horseshoe crabs will be up on local beaches; you are welcome to help tag and count!