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Tuna, Debunked: Myths and Misconceptions About Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Sea State Lectures
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for the fourth session of our Fall 2017 Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, "Debunking Ocean Myths."

Throughout the series, our speakers will challenge some of the commonly held beliefs associated with their areas of expertise. Our journey continues with GMRI Research Scientists, Lisa Kerr and Walt Golet. 

Join us in November to hear their talk, "Tuna, Debunked: Myths and Misconceptions About Atlantic Bluefin Tuna." The Atlantic bluefin tuna is a large highly migratory species that has captivated humans for millennia.  Painted onto cave walls, stamped into currency, and described in literary works by Aristotle as early as 350 B.C., there is no fish we have admired as much or for as long as the bluefin tuna. Today, bluefin tuna are highly desired for seafood and highly sought after by both recreational and commercial fishermen, with individual fish at times selling for tens of thousands of dollars. Their size (exceeding ten feet in length and weighing as much as 2,000 pounds), migratory ability (crossing the Atlantic in 55 days), and physiology (warm-blooded) set bluefin apart from most other fish species. Please join us as Lisa and Walt discuss all things bluefin including their life history, fisheries, assessment and management over the past 60 years.

This is a free event open to the public. Register early; seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free parking is available.

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Questions? Contact Rachel Katyl at or 207-228-1699.


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