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Upcoming Online Events 

Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 AM, CST – Coastal Science Investigation with Connect2Texas

TPWD’s Coastal Fisheries Kills and Spills Team are marine biologists that are trained to determine the probable cause of large scale fish kills in Texas bays and the Gulf of Mexico. During this program, we’ll meet up with members of the Kills and Spills Team to act as fish crime scene investigators at a real fish kill. In this CSI-inspired investigation, we’ll use environmental clues like dissolved oxygen, salinity, and water samples, to figure out whodunnit. (Grades 4-12)

Thursday, September 17, 3:00 PM, CSTOysters and Water Quality with Dr. Ashley Smyth, hosted by Florida Sea Grant

Oysters can play an important role in improving water quality, just by feeding! You will learn more (and can ask questions!) during this bite-sized science webinar.

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 PM, CSTOil in the water: The science of spills with Dr. Emily Maung-Douglass, hosted by LUMCON

Oil spills and their impacts are the focus of many scientific studies and a hot topic of interest in communities along the coast and elsewhere. In this presentation, I will share insights on a few offshore, oil spill clean-up methods and also discuss how some animals cope with exposure to oil.

Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 PM, CSTTiburones with Armando Ubeda, hosted by Florida Sea Grant

Armando J. Ubeda es una agente de extensión de Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS en el condado de Sarasota. Armando es un biólogo marino con especialidades en ecología marina, pesquería, y manejo y conservación de recursos marinos. Su programa de extensión se enfoca en pesca sostenible, conservación de recursos marino-costeros, prevención de desechos marinos, arrecifes artificiales, costas vivas, y en el programa de maestros naturalistas de Florida.

Thursday, September 24, 3:00 PM, CSTSnakes on Florida’s barrier islands with Rick O’Connor, hosted by Florida Sea Grant

Several snake species, some of which are venomous, can be found on Florida’s barrier islands. This presentation will focus on snake studies on Perdido Key, but is relevant to other areas of Florida.

Monday, September 28, 9:00 AM, CST – Fish Morphology: Form and Function with Connect2Texas

Did you know that the shape, forms, and structures of a fish can influence how it eats, hides, and swims? With real fish specimens and an aquarium tour, we will learn how a fish’s unique adaptations impact its behavior and lifestyle. (Grades 4-7)

Tuesday, September 29, 3:00 PM, CSTRescate de Animales Marinos with Victor Blanco , hosted by Florida Sea Grant

Conoce cuales son las normas que regulan las acciones de rescate de animales marinos (manaties, tortugas, delfines y ballenas) en el Estado de la Florida, y como puedes participar como voluntario en los rescates a través de la red de varamientos y rescate de la Universidad de Florida.

Wednesday, September 30, 10:15 AM, CST – DNA and Fisheries Management with Connect2Texas

Venture into the TPWD Coastal Fisheries genetics lab and see how the team uses information at the cellular level to answer management questions about fish and invertebrates in marine systems. (Grades 7-12)

Thursday, October 1, 7:00 PM, CSTTBA, Dr. Brian Roberts, hosted by LUMCON

Monday, October 12, TBAOcean Commotion Online, hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program is proud to be hosting Ocean Commotion 2020 in an online format this year. The primary purpose of Ocean Commotion is to give K-8th grade students the chance to learn about the products of the sea and coast — the aquatic animals, plants and minerals — upon which Louisiana’s citizens are so dependent.

Thursday, October 22, 5:00 PM CSTGiant Seabass: Kings of the Kelp Forest with Dr. Ryan Freedman, hosted by National Marine Sanctuary Webinar Series

Giant Seabass are a species of large fish that live in the cool waters off the coast of California. This fish is the top predator of the kelp forest ecosystem, but the population has been low because of overfishing. Thanks to government protections in California, Giant Seabass are beginning to return to Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA is working with other groups to study them. The fish is unique because scientists believe it uses sounds to communicate. NOAA is working to record these sounds in the wild and study how these fish move around Santa Barbara Island, a small offshore island in the sanctuary.