If you are in the Carlsbad area this afternoon, please consider a visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park at 4 p.m. for a free public lecture by Zoë Havlena.
Have you ever thought about the green stuff growing near lights in show caves? Folks call it “algae” but the proper name is “lampenflora.” It is unsightly, damages caves, and has been a problem in need of a solution for over a hundred years. The National Park Service funded NCKRI to study the situation, and we have been working with professors and students at New Mexico Tech to come up with answers. Zoë’s work covers the first of two phases of the study. Attached is flyer with details. Feel free to share this announcement and to come hear Zoë this afternoon and see what she has found.