Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fishing for Answers

Aquarium scientists run investigations here on Central Wharf and travel around the world studying marine habitats and helping find solutions to some of our oceans' most challenging problems. Thanks to the recently renovated John H. Prescott Marine Laboratory, Aquarium researchers are engaging in a series of important studies that they will be posting about here on the Global Explorers Blog. 

This post comes from intern Lauren Giglio of the Marine Fish Stress and Health Program and features work on discard mortality in Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod.

Thanks to all of you who have been following the progress of the Aquarium’s Atlantic cod discard mortality project; we have really enjoyed blogging about our efforts to help preserve Atlantic cod here in our local waters.

Atlantic cod 

With our cod posts coming to a close (for now), we thought we’d do something a little different for our final entry. We are excited to invite you to explore the infographic below, which recaps our mission to improve the survival rate of discarded undersized cod, provides a visual guide to our field methods, and shares our promising progress and accomplishments thus far.

To see a full-size version of this infographic, visit
our Tumblr page.

We are currently working hard to analyze the huge amount of data that we collected over the summer. Be on the lookout for our results, which we will share with you right here on the Global Explorer’s Blog in the coming months.

Missed any of our previous posts? Catch them all here!

We also invite you to learn about a few of our other fishy research projects here

Until next time, fish enthusiasts!
-Lauren Giglio and the Aquarium’s Mandelman Research Team