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Marine Fish Biology

underwater view of fish and camera

Participants will learn the critical role of habitats in the conservation of fish species. They will explore fish community structure by focusing on key species and following them through various life history stages and habitats throughout Tampa Bay. Scientists will present about research conducted within these habitats by the Marine Fisheries Biology section.

Learning Points

  1. Understand the connectivity between several fish species and various habitats within Tampa Bay.
  2. Learn how fisheries scientists use varying sampling equipment and study design to conduct research projects to collect data on fish species.
  3. Discover why these habitats are important and require conservation for the preservation of our marine resources.