Event Information:

  • Thu

    GOMMEA Annual Meeting: Mysteries of the Migrators - How Science and Technology Unlock the Secret Lives of Fish

    5:30 - 8PMGulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland Maine

    Join us for our annual meeting!  The meeting will feature Walt Golet speaking about Tuna.

    Walt Golet, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences | Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

    Tunas, billfish and sharks are some of the most fascinating animals on the planet. These creatures are Highly Migratory Species (HMS) which means they cross ocean basins, elevate their internal body temperature, swim to depths in excess of 5,000 feet within minutes and navigate with the precision of a GPS. Walt works with a network of commercial and recreational fishermen that provide him with information on and samples from the fish that they catch. Walt's lab then analyzes the data to better understand their life history. This information also informs stock assessment models which may reduce uncertainty in their current and future projections.

    Mark your calendar for November 14 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm for the 2019 GOMMEA Annual Meeting at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine to hear more!