Learn about sharks at the free lecture on Aug. 20.
Delaware Bay serves as one of the most important shark nursery areas in the United States. Regular visitors to the bay include sandbar, smooth dogfish, and sand tiger sharks. You can learn about some of the unique ecological services that these sharks provide to our region as well as problems facing these and other sharks at the final installment of the 2009 Ocean Currents Lecture Series, hosted by the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE).
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be given by Dewayne Fox, associate professor of fisheries at Delaware State University. The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of Cannon Lab at UD’s Lewes campus on Pilottown Road.
Fox will discuss his research on issues surrounding habitat use and population dynamics of sharks and other commercially important species. Some of his research involves the use of biotelemetry, also known as electronic tagging, using cutting-edge acoustic and satellite tracking techniques. The use of this new technology is providing some interesting insights into the conservation and management of these important species.
Light refreshments will be available to guests before and after the hourlong talk. While the lecture is free, seating is limited and reservations are suggested. For reservations, contact Michelle Scorziello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-645-4346.
For more information you also can visit the CEOE web site at www.ceoe.udel.edu and click on Workshop, Seminar, Lecture and Event Schedules.