April 19: "Tarpon" Night at Key West Bight
Image by State Library and Archives of Florida via Flickr
If you’re lucky enough to fishing in the Lower Florida Keys in late April or just looking for an excuse to go, be sure to attend Tarpon Night with scientist Kathy Guindon on the 19th in Key West. Besides a discussion of current tarpon research and the role of DNA swabbing in data collection, the event will also include a free showing of the classic film “Tarpon.”
“Guindon needs help from local anglers who are willing to ‘swab’ a tarpon to acquire its DNA. Her April 19 lecture will include instructions on DNA sampling, as well as some of her preliminary findings about recapture rates and tarpon habits. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m., before the film is shown.” Mandy Bolen on KeysNews.com.
See a clip from “Tarpon” here.