The Grange’s fifth and final installment in their Fall Lyceum Series on the subject of Navigation. Young Atlantic salmon spend two to three years in their home river before going on a one to three-year journey in the North Atlantic where they grow into an adult. They travel over 6,000 miles before coming back home to spawn. Fish biologist David Minkoff will talk about the basics of Atlantic salmon migrations and discuss some of the possible mechanisms of these remarkable journeys, including the roles of olfaction (sense of smell), the geomagnetic field, and life stages during which juvenile fish learn to become expert navigators.
David Minkoff is a fish biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and works out of the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO). His past work centered on applied research in salmonid imprinting and homing, and currently is focused on fish passage and stream connectivity in the Lake Champlain Basin.
When: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th at 7pm.
Suggested donation: $5 / students free.
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