Freshwater Science: Can Walleye See the Bait on the Hook? | Ohio Sea Grant

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Freshwater Science: Can Walleye See the Bait on the Hook?

June 14, 2022 – New research from Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab and the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

NOTE This event occurs in the past
  • Time:Jun 14 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, 2022
  • Event Organizer:Christina Dierkes | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Webinars | Show Similar

Walleye fishing in Ohio significantly contributes to the state’s $1.9 billion sportfishing industry, but the fish are experiencing significant changes to their environment due to harmful algal blooms. For these visual hunters, those changes affect finding food and mates, and anglers who fish for walleye may have to change their approach to selecting lures.

Dr. Suzanne Gray at The Ohio State University is linking walleye vision, murky waters from harmful algal blooms and lure colors to determine the impacts algal blooms can have on visual hunters like walleye and on the success of Lake Erie’s sportfishing industry.

The webinar is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information.

About the Speaker

Suzanne Gray
Suzanne Gray School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Dr. Gray’s research integrates physiological and behavioral ecology to advance understanding of the generation, maintenance, and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. Fundamentally, she is interested in understanding why (and how) some animals can rapidly respond to human-induced environmental shifts while others cannot. She uses freshwater fish as a model organism for elucidating these mechanisms because they are (i) currently experiencing severe and rapid environmental change due to human activities from local to global scales, and (ii) are amenable to manipulative field and laboratory studies. Her research integrates lab and field studies with theory from physiological and behavioral ecology to examine the responses of freshwater fishes to rapid and severe environmental change.

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