Bluefin Tuna

Marine scientist Walt Golet will speak about bluefin tuna populations and research in the Gulf of Maine in an online webinar presented by Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, May 17 at noon.

The Gulf of Maine is one of the primary foraging grounds for the Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Northwest Atlantic, and the region with the largest commercial landings. Scientists are working with industry to further understand the biology of bluefin tuna in order to make more informed decisions regarding their assessment, management, and long-term sustainability. In this talk, Golet will speak about the life of the Atlantic bluefin tuna, the tools and techniques being used to study it, what can be learned from that information, and how these studies can help insure the long-term sustainability of the species.

Golet is an assistant professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine Orono and located at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine.

Access to a computer or smart device is required to attend. Please email to register for this program. Zoom links will be sent on the morning of the program. Attendance is free for all. For more information about Merryspring Nature Center contact or call 236-2239.