Our next Science Café is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tradewinds Restaurant at Duran Golf Club. Our guest is Dr. Jonathan Shenker, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology. His talk is entitled "Bonefish: Florida Keys Problems, Caribbean Sources and Solutions?":
Fish don't recognize international boundaries. Problems in some of our fisheries may result from human activities in other countries; conversely, our activities may impact the fisheries in other regions. One example of this international connectivity is the bonefish fishery in the Florida Keys. The Keys fishery for the very valuable and elusive Grey Ghost of the Flats is in serious decline. Why? We'll talk about the biology of this amazing fish, and how our research in the Keys, Bahamas, Cuba and the Caribbean is helping to define the causes of the Keys decline and how we're trying to help the fish population recover.
The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. as usual, but feel free to arrive around 5:30 for dinner and drinks. A buffet is available for $12 plus tax. As always, please contact us with any questions and see the Science Café website for the upcoming schedule.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the next Science Café!
Communications Manager, Brevard Zoo
321-254-9453, ext. 236
Dr. Michael S. Grace
Associate Dean, College of Science, Florida Institute of Technology