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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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Finding Nemo - The Importance of Baby Fish Dispersal for Fisheries Populations
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
Cost: Free

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.


OLLI at Indiana State University’s Wednesday Presentations will be back at Westminster Village for summer 2022. Therefore, we will no longer be live streaming these presentations on Zoom. They will be recorded and those recordings will be available upon request. Individuals attending these presentations are required to follow Westminster Village guidelines. Please arrive early so that you can check in at the main desk before attending the OLLI Program.
Fee: $0.00

Westminster Village

1120 E Davis Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802

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