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Ocean Life Series: Mapping Coral Reef Fisheries on the Florida Reef Tract

Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Murray Nelson Government Center 102050 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

This event is free to the public and open to audiences of all ages. Free snacks and drinks for purchase will be available. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a meet-and-greet/happy hour. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Zeurcher, postdoctoral researcher, FIU

Title: Mapping coral reef fisheries on the Florida Reef Tract

About the Speaker: Dr. Rachel Zuercher is an interdisciplinary scientist doing research to improve our understanding of the marine environment while working to solve pressing issues facing marine fisheries. She is passionate about research that contributes to our ability to manage fisheries sustainably for ecosystems, fish and the people that rely on them. Rachel is currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Alastair Harborne in the Tropical Fish Ecology Lab at Florida International University. In her lecture, she is excited to unveil newly developed maps of reef fishing and coral reef fish stocks on the Florida Reef Tract, and to discuss how these maps can help us better manage our Florida fisheries.

About the Ocean Life Series

The Ocean Life Series brings renowned researchers and academics to the FL Keys to educate and inspire learners of all ages. Florida International University's Center for Coastal Oceans Research and the Friends of Key Largo Cultural Center invites the FL keys community to be inspired by science and connect to a place we are always yearning to learn more about - the ocean.

For more information on this and other events please contact Analisa Duran at anduran@fiu.edu.

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