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“How Winter Flounder Can Survive Warming Temperatures”

  • URI Coastal Institute Auditorium South Ferry Road Narragansett, R.I. (map)

About: Winter flounder dominated commercial and recreational fishing in Narragansett Bay until the 1980s. Populations have since declined to historically low levels. This has raised concerns about what caused this decline, the overall health of the bay, and the future for fisheries in the bay. Overfishing and predation may be a few reasons why, but new studies suggest warming water temperatures may also be crippling populations. Joe Langan, a Ph.D. candidate, and Jeremy Collie at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography have been investigating the role temperature plays in winter flounder populations. Their primary focus has been looking at which life stages of winter flounder are most vulnerable. The talk is free and open to the public. RSVP requested by contacting Meredith Haas at
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Earlier Event: March 25
The Providence Flea