A Migratory Tail: Tuna Goes West5:30 PM–7:30 PM | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | Public
An interactive discussion with Dr. Walt Golet, Assistant Professor, UMaine School of Marine Sciences; Research Scientist, GMRI
The challenges that define our work in the Gulf of Maine are locally focused yet globally relevant. In our newest Sea State Series, we will take a deeper look at the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, its global connections, and our efforts with partners and stakeholders to understand both.
The bluefin tuna is a highly migratory species that travels from the Mediterranean to the Gulf of Maine every year. At the same time the climate is changing here in the Gulf of Maine, the Mediterranean is experiencing their own ecosystem shifts. Walt will explore the relationships between human influence, physical variables, and population dynamics of bluefin tuna and share his work to understand this elusive species.
Doors will open at 5:30 pm with complimentary refreshments available and our program will being at 6:00 pm. Parking is available for free for all registered event attendees on site in our adjacent lot.
About the Speakers:
Dr. Walt Golet, Assistant Professor, UMaine School of Marine Sciences; Research Scientist, GMRI
- Read more about our work examining atmospheric and oceanographic changes that may have impacted the distribution of giant bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine.