Conservation of a Prehistoric Fish: Atlantic Tarpon in the Anthropocene
About the Event
Tarpon have been swimming in Earth’s oceans for 100 million years, yet today, they are increasingly threatened by habitat loss, water quality declines, and overfishing. Learn how Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is using high-tech and low-tech solutions to track tarpon migrations and identify critical juvenile habitats, all in an effort to protect and conserve this ancient and emblematic gamefish species.
Presented by:Dr. Aaron Adams, Director of Science and Conservation, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust; Senior Scientist, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Florida Oceanographic Society’s 2022 Coastal Lecture Series is held on Tuesday evenings from January through March. Expert speakers will cover a variety of exciting topics relevant to coastal Florida. For more information, or to register for other upcoming lectures, please visit https://www.floridaocean.org/coastal-lecture-series.