Wildlife on Tap: Tracking the Remarkable Movements of Sharks, Rays and Swordfish

Wildlife on Tap: Tracking the Remarkable Movements of Sharks, Rays and Swordfish

Wildlife on Tap: Tracking the Remarkable Movements of Sharks, Rays and Swordfish
with Cape Wildlife Center
At Cape Cod Beer
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
April 15th-Wednesday

New advances in satellite tagging technology are providing researchers with the ability to track the movements of large pelagic fishes throughout the world’s oceans. Tagging studies on devil rays, white sharks and swordfish in the North Atlantic Ocean are shedding new light on the movements of these remarkable ocean travelers, who seemingly spend considerable time deep in the water column, feeding on species of fish and squid that humans rarely encounter. This vital data is providing new information that will be critical for developing effective conservation and management strategies for New England’s own native ocean megafauna.

Simon Thorrold, Ph.D., a senior Scientist in the Biology Department and director of the Ocean Life Institute at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will discuss these fascinating sea creatures and how their movements affect our region Wednesday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis.

Dr. Thorrold’s group at WHOI is dedicated to achieving a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation and sustainable management of fishes throughout the world’s oceans. With colleagues in Australia, France, Portugal and the U.S., Thorrold’s team works in local waters off Cape Cod and in Papua New Guinea, the Azores, the Red Sea, the central tropical Pacific Ocean and on the Great Barrier Reef.

The event is the final lecture in Cape Wildlife Center’s 2015 Wildlife on Tap lecture series, sponsored by Cape Cod Beer.

A donation of $10 per person in advance or $12.50 at the door will include admission and snacks. All proceeds will help Cape Wildlife Center care for about 2,000 patients in 2015. The brewery’s award-winning beer will be available for purchase.

This lecture is expected to sell out in advance; to avoid disappointment, guests are asked to purchase tickets as soon as possible, either in person at Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis; at Cape Wildlife Center, 4011 Main St. Barnstable; or online via the “donation” tab on Cape Wildlife Center’s Facebook page. For more information, call Cape Wildlife Center at (508) 362-0111.

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