Calendarwells national estuarine research reserve
Getting to Know Your Nekton
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines nekton as "free-swimming aquatic animals essentially independent of wave and current action." For the last 20 years, scientists at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve have studied nekton populations; such as fish, crabs, and shrimp; in watersheds all over southern Maine with a focus on the Webhannet and Little River estuaries. Come join Wells Reserve researchers Jacob Aman and Jeremy Miller as they explain the diverse sampling techniques and research/restoration projects they have been involved with over the past several years. Discover the reasons for sampling nekton, from estimating fish stocks and population dynamics, to developing indicators of ecosystem health and function. From electro-fishing freshwater streams and rivers to sampling for ichthyoplankton (larval fish) in the "open ocean" via plankton nets, this talk will cover a wide variety of sampling techniques while touching on the diversity of species caught in the many different habitat types, and how it all connects. Meet in the Mather Auditorium.
Date & Time
March 6, 2013, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Discounted Price: $2.00
For Wells Reserve programs, members of Laudholm Trust enjoy discount pricing.
Discounts offered for other programs, if any, are included in the full description above.