What can bones tell us about ecology in larval fishes?
by Dr. Alison Deary, NOAA-Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Fishes are extremely diverse with over 30,000 species currently described with new species being described each year. High levels of biodiversity are possible in fishes because of their ability to adapt to a myriad of niches highlighting the concept of form relates to function. Although these types of studies are often conducted on adult fishes, the early life history stages are fascinating because larvae have to overcome environmental obstacles that are very different from the adults, which is reflected in their anatomy. In this seminar, I will share some examples on the relationship of form to function in larval fishes.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365