The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, will hold a Discovery Lab on Skates and Rays on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. online via Zoom.
Lindsey Nelson, a VIMS graduate student, will discuss how her research on Clearnose skates has helped scientists better understand the population structure of these fishes.
According to VIMS, the fossil record of skates and rays date back more than 150 million years. Closely related to sharks, these flattened fish are abundant species along the East Coast. Research at VIMS has helped scientists gain a better understanding of migration patterns, fishery management and overall species longevity.
Discovery labs are free and family-friendly programs. Register online at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehh0uck1de5cd55b&oseq=&c=&ch=.
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