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Aquarium's Science Café: Flounder on the Menu: June 19
June 19, 2012 — 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (discussion begins between 6:30 and 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A), Surf House Café, 250 Racine Dr. Suite 1, Wilmington.
Please join Dr. Fred Scharf at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher's Science Café. Scharf, associate professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Biology and Marine Biology, will discuss his research on large, open-ocean fish, as well as tracking flounder migration using sound tagging, known as acoustic telemetry. He will also discuss his North Carolina Sea Grant-sponsored research.
Scharf has studied the ecology and population dynamics of North Carolina's estuarine and marine fishes for nearly a decade. His work in the region has focused on understanding patterns of natural death among young red drum and estimating harvest rates. He also studies the factors contributing to changes in southern flounder populations, and most recently, the reproductive biology of flounder and hermaphroditic reef fishes off the coast. His research has involved extensive field work in the New River and Cape Fear River systems, sampling reef fishes in the offshore hard bottom habitats, and conducting controlled laboratory experiments.
The Aquarium's Science Café series features experts in various science fields leading casual group discussions on important science topics. The series is held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Surf House Café, 250 Racine Drive, Suite 1, Wilmington.
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