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Fishes of Vermont: Confessions of an Ichthyologist with Doug Facey – Naturalist Journeys Online Presentation Series
October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fishes of Vermont: Confessions of an Ichthyologist
Presented by Doug Facey
October 28th | 5- 6 PM (Eastern)
Free | Live via ZOOM:
We will take a brief tour of some of the major groups of fishes of Vermont, including discussions of diversity, biology, and ecology of some of these groups. Why does Vermont have more species of freshwater fishes than other New England states? Which fish in Vermont is born in the Sargasso Sea? Which is carefully described in Samuel de Champlain’s diary? Which fish have a lung-like structure that allows them to breathe air? Join us for answers to these and other fishy questions.
About the Presenter
Doug Facey grew up on Long Island, NY and his family moved to Vermont in 1974. Fishing was a favorite activity, which led to a biological interest in fish physiology and ecology. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Maine, Doug studied American Eels in Lake Champlain for his Master’s Degree at the University of Vermont, went on for a PhD at the University of Georgia, and returned to Vermont in 1990 to teach in the Biology Department at Saint Michael’s College. Doug is a coauthor of the “The Diversity of Fishes: Biology, Ecology, and Evolution”, a college-level textbook of ichthyology now being revised for its 3rd edition.
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