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Screening of Fishing the Flats for Science

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Deering Estate

16701 Southwest 72nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33157

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As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS (WPBT2 - WXEL) and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception and screening of Fishing the Flats for Science on May 29th at 7pm at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theatre. Reception begins at 7pm with light snacks and beverages. The screening will begin at 7:30pm. Following the screening guests can participate in a Q&A with experts and the production crew. Event is free and open to the public.

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The flats are shallow, clear waters made up of sand and seagrass that provide habitat for bonefish, tarpon and permit – three species that are popular with recreational anglers in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. But until relatively recently, little was known about these fishes.

In 1997, after a decline in the Florida Keys bonefishery, anglers and guides came together to form the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, a science-based conservation organization. Now the group’s scientists, together with their academic partners, conduct a number of research projects to better understand the movements, habitats, and spawning behaviors of bonefish, tarpon, and permit.

The ultimate goal: to conserve and restore these economically valuable catch and release fisheries and the habitats they depend on for survival.

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