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Boardwalk talks

All Boardwalk Talks are on Wednesdays at 11:15  

Come to the Estuarium to participate in a dialog with the experts at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  The Northern Gulf Institute presents a series of informal conversations about all things scientific in the Gulf of Mexico region.  These brief talks are free and the series will cover a broad range of topics; check monthly for a schedule.

July 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 hosted by
Steve Garner

Know Your Gulf of Mexico Fisheries: Part I
Red Snapper are the most high profile reef fish in the northern Gulf of Mexico, but most people don't know much about the fish themselves or how management decisions are made. We'll discuss life history, including how long they live, how large they get, reproductive strategy and population structure. We'll also discuss the complex fishery, with multiple fishing fleets catching different sizes of Red Snapper, and how this, along with their life history, make Red Snapper so difficult to manage.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 hosted by
Justin Lewis

The Science Behind Shark Fisheries
Overfishing has led to the decline of many shark populations, though others support sustainable fisheries. This begs the question, "Why?" The answer lies partly in shark biology. Join us to discuss some of the biological characteristics that make certain populations more susceptible to overfishing than others.


Schedule subject to change; check back for updates and next month’s schedule.
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