Searching for Smelt

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm Save to Calendar

Come join Maine Department of Marine Resources biologist Dr. Danielle Frechette to learn about the life cycle and habits of rainbow smelt!

Reservations

Required

To reserve your space, please email suzanne@wellsnerr.org or calling Suzanne at (207) 646-1555 x116.

Pricing

  • Suggested Donation: $5.00

Location

Mather Auditorium

This event is handicap accessible

Photo credit: Sean Beauregard

Rainbow smelt are one of the species of sea-run fish in Maine that migrate between fresh water and salt water and have historically played an important role in our ecosystems and economies. Come join Maine Department of Marine Resources biologist Dr. Danielle Frechette to learn about the life cycle and habits of rainbow smelt. This presentation will also highlight opportunities for you to get involved in a study to learn more about how climate change is impacting smelt populations along Maine’s coast.  

Please note: Masks are required for all attendees of this program, regardless of vaccination status.  

About the Presenter 

Danielle Frechette is a Marine Resource Scientist for DMR’s Division of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat. She serves as the DMR liaison for a new community science effort tracking presence and absence of Rainbow Smelt and Tomcod in Maine’s coastal streams and rivers to inform restoration and management actions. Danielle is also lead biologist for the Salmon for Maine’s Rivers program, an exciting new endeavor designed to help jumpstart recovery for federally endangered Atlantic salmon in Maine. She is a salmon biologist by training and worked on endangered Coho salmon and threatened steelhead in California and Atlantic salmon in Quebec before landing at DMR in 2019.

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