- 9:00 pm
Monday September 16, 2019
The Vero beach community center
2266 14th Av, Vero Beach (Florida) 32960
Dr. Lindeman’s Monday, September 16, 2019 talk starting at 7PM at the Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Avenue, for Pelican Island Audubon will focus on the effects of a changing climate and fisheries in the Southeast U.S. and Greater Caribbean? The increasing local and regional ocean heating has diverse cascading effects that include: shifts of some fisheries to the north, increased potential for algal blooms, physiological stresses on fishes, mangroves, and seagrasses that can modify reproduction and other ecological processes, and the loss of coral habitats to bleaching events. Ocean acidification is also changing the larval development processes of fishes and the prey they depend on. Other challenges are also present, yet, we are in the early stages of understanding what these processes mean for the future. Free. Open to the public.