March 17, 2021
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
American eel (Anguilla Rostrata) (Photograph Courtesy of Barnegat Bay Partnership)
Barnegat Bay Partnership’s Senior Scientist James Vasslides will inform the fascinating story of the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) in North America in the course of the upcoming “Ask a Barnegat Bay Scientist” webinar, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. “The American Eel: Underappreciated Hero of Aquatic Ecosystems” is totally free to attend, but registration is needed.
“Learn about the uncommon and mysterious lifestyle heritage of American eels, why they are truly worth 10 periods additional than silver and how the partnership has been checking them” for the past ten years, mentioned BBP Public Outreach Coordinator Karen Walzer.
Vasslides obtained his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers College, and has released papers on fish neighborhood assemblages, feeding interactions and early daily life record actions, as nicely as ecosystem modeling, Walzer defined. His investigation pursuits include the purpose of estuaries as nurseries, the restoration of shallow water habitats and local weather alter consequences on species distributions and assemblages.
The BBP, a National Estuary Software, is comprised of far more than 30 federal government, educational, organization and community companions performing together to shield and restore the drinking water quality and all-natural means of the bay and its watershed.
To sign up for the webinar, pay a visit to barnegatbaypartnership.org. —J.K.-H.