Talk on Black Rockfish

March 6, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Cape Perpetua Collaborative

Black rockfish at Redfish Rocks.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers series presents a talk on “Vulnerable Early Life Stages of Black Rockfish in Changing Ocean Conditions” on Saturday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

The speaker is Will Fennie, who recently earned his PhD from Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology.  The newly christened Dr. Fennie, who is with OSU’s Plankton Ecology Lab, will discuss his research that examines how warming conditions affect the vulnerable early life stages of black rockfish (Sebastes melanops) to understand how their survival may vary in the face of changing ocean conditions. Fennie examines otoliths (fish ear stones) to capture patterns of black rockfish daily growth and uses this data to investigate the relationships between ocean conditions and black rockfish early growth and survival. His research is part of a collaboration among students and scientists at OSU, the ODFW Marine Reserves Program, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium and is conducted in and around Otter Rock Marine Reserve.

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