Finding Nemo - The Importance of Baby Fish Dispersal for Fisheries Populations
Dates: June 22, 2022
Meets: W from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Westminster Village
Registration Fee: $0.00
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With Ana Vaz, Assistant Scientists, University of Miami
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 1:30 - 3 PM
Place: Westminster Village
1120 E. Davis Drive, Terre Haute
Most marine fish and invertebrate species start their lives as tiny, pelagic larvae, that can be dispersed by ocean currents to places away from their birthplace. To survive, these small larvae need to find suitable habitat for settlement, with available food and shelter from predators. Ana uses computer models to simulate the incredible journey these small organisms take from spawning to settlement, seeking to understand how variations in flow dynamics and species-specific biological traits can affect their dispersal and survivorship. She seeks to understand how human actions and climate change can affect these patterns. In this talk, she will present her work with snappers in Hawaii and the Gulf of Mexico, the journey of queen conch larvae in the Caribbean, and the effects of fish larvae way finding abilities in the Florida Keys.
|Course Fee (Basic)||Registration Fee||$ 0.00|
Westminster Village1120 E Davis Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802
|06/22/2022||Wednesday||1:30 PM to 3 PM||Westminster Village|