GCRL Virtual Science Cafe
This Science Café is presented by J. Marcus Drymon, Assistant Extension Professor at Mississippi State University and Marine Fisheries Specialist with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant. As Extension faculty, his job is to make applicable, science-based solutions usable to coastal marine anglers, both commercial and recreational. Much of Dr. Drymon’s work focuses on finfish species, including red snapper, greater amberjack, jack crevalle, and tarpon.
In response to political, public, and management desires for more robust data on Red Snapper populations, a gulf-wide initiative commonly referred to as the “Great Red Snapper Count” was funded to estimate the absolute abundance of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Using a combination of visual surveys, bioacoustics, depletion estimators, and high reward tagging, the Gulf of Mexico was estimated to contain more than 100 million red snappers. For this GCRL Virtual Science Café, Dr. Drymon presents an overview of the science behind the Great Red Snapper Count and the engagement strategy used to share that science with stakeholders.
Webinar ID: 863 4583 1402
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to 7:00pmVirtual Event