Ichthyology is the study of fishes. This Spring semester, the BIO421L Ichthyology Lab will be hosting a seminar series. Guest speakers will be visiting Medaille (virtually) to discuss the importance of fishes in their scientific research.

The fourth presentation in this seminar series will start at 4 p.m. this Friday, April 16, on Blackboard Collaborate. (Please click on the link to join in!)

This seminar will feature a presentation by Dr. Aaron Aunins, a Research Research Fisheries Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Dr. Aunins will discuss life history, migratory behavior, and hatchery supplementation impacts on the American shad (Alosa sapidissima). The American shad is a member of the Herring family of fishes and belongs to the minority of fishes that are anadromous. This means that the fish spends most of its adult life in a marine environment (the Atlantic Ocean), but migrates up freshwater rivers to spawn. Because of their highly migratory life history, these fish have gained recreational and commercial importance and taken on notable roles in the cultures of North America. Dr. Aunns will be discussing some of the tools and management practices in place to preserve this culturally iconic fish (Please click here to join in!)

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