Great Lakes Aquarium Hosts Nobel Conference Lectures

By KBJR News 1

October 3, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Earlier today, the Great Lakes Aquarium reinforced this connection by hosting the Gustavus Adolphus College Nobel Conference Lectures.

The event linked Northland residents and scientists with world–renowned maritime researchers and global oceanic issues to current Great Lakes research.

According to maritime officials, lectures, like those from Marine Biologist Barbara Block about oceanic predators, can teach us more about our own predators.

"It's going to be a really interesting talk to hear what she has to say about how predators move in the ocean. Then we can make some comparisons to the local area, and how predators in Lake Superior are migrating similarly—or maybe quite differently—in some of the world's oceans," said PhD candidate Tyler Ahrenstorff, of the UMD Integrative Biosciences Program.

The two–day conference continued Wednesday morning at 10 with a lecture on how Midwest coal has an impact on shellfish prices in Seattle.