On Thursday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m., at the University of Delaware’s campus in Lewes, Timothy Targett, professor of marine biology–biochemistry at UD’s College of Marine Studies, will discuss the biology, fishery management, and habitat considerations of economically important fish in a talk titled “Coastal Delaware Fishes.” His talk will include information on local species such as striped bass, weakfish, summer flounder, and bluefish.
In his presentation, Targett also will touch upon the recent reports in the popular press about overfishing and its impacts on both a global and local level. His presentation will conclude this year’s Ocean Currents Lecture Series, which was held monthly at the Lewes campus since April.
Targett and his graduate students have conducted research on the interactions between estuarine and coastal fish and their environment since he arrived at UD in 1984. In a current project, he is investigating the effects of hypoxia (low oxygen) on the feeding, growth, and survival of young fishes that inhabit estuarine nursery environments. In addition to his research and teaching efforts at UD, he represents Delaware as a commissioner on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
A resident of Lewes, Targett earned a doctorate in zoology from the University of Maine in 1979, a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Miami in 1975, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Maine in 1972.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 104, Cannon Laboratory, at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes. The hour-long talk will be followed by light refreshments.
While the lecture is free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your seat, please contact the college at (302) 645-4279.