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Ecology and Fisheries Use of Sand Features Off New Jersey and New York
June 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The next seminar as a part of the Marine Extension Program Seminar Series (MEPSS) through Rutgers Cooperative Extension will be held on Monday, June 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Thomas “Motz” Grothues (Associate Research Professor) from Rutgers University’s Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences.
Free Zoom webinar open to all who are interested!
Please register at the following link by June 25:
Sand is in demand for construction and beach nourishment. Shoals off New Jersey and New York are under consideration as borrow sites. We extracted patterns of sand habitat use as well as recreational and commercial fisher use of sand features from nearly 700 science and government reports and also analyzed a decade of federal and state trawl surveys for patterns of habitat association to make predictions of the level and mechanics of disturbance that dredging would bring as well as to identify knowledge gaps. Interestingly, pelagic fishes and their fisheries are among the most closely associated with shoals. Join us to learn more about this important research!