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Investigating Underwater Life at IMET

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Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
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Where do discoveries about blue crabs, biofuel, and sharks all come together? At the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, scientists study underwater life, searching for ways to combat climate change, restore coasts, and improve the health of marine creatures and humans.

Director Russell Hill gives us an overview of projects, --from testing sustainable aquaculture practices to turning to sea sponges for advances in healthcare.

And Colleen Burge, head of the Aquatic Animal Health Lab, tells how sick sea creatures impact the ecosystem.

IMET will host its Open House on Saturday, May 4th, from 1-4 pm.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.