Assistant Professor Michael G. Frisk, from Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) kicks off the Fall Lecture Series on Friday, November 4, at Duke Lecture Hall in Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton at 7:30 pm. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Frisk will discuss “Movements and Residence of Winter Flounder Within Long Island Estuaries.” His research team planted individually coded acoustic transmitters into 40 adult winter flounder and monitored them by use of passive acoustic telemetry from September 2007 through April 2009 to classify spatial and temporal movement patterns and quantify residency in Shinnecock Bay on eastern Long Island.
Frisk will discuss the results of his research, including insight into winter flounder movements, residency, and stock structure, which provides important information for their management. The interaction of exploitation and divergent migration behaviors may be a factor contributing to the winter flounder’s decline in Long Island bays.
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