The Center for Coastal Studies presents “The Gulf Stream Orphan Project” by Michael O’Neill and Owen Nichols on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 pm at Napi’s Restaurant, Provincetown.
Gulf Stream Orphans (GSOs) are larval or juvenile tropical fish that arrive in our waters on the north-flowing Gulf Stream current and take refuge in warm estuaries such as Pleasant Bay, presumably dying as the waters cool into the winter. The GSO Project is an attempt to learn more about this phenomenon on a regional scale. Coordinated by Michael O’Neill, the project will attempt to determine when these species first began to arrive in our waters, and in what numbers. This information will be incorporated into a database that will provide regional institutions, researchers, biologists and oceanographers with a better understanding of the coastal ecology of the Northeast U.S.
Michael O’Neill is an MS student at UMass Boston MS. Owen Nichols is the Director of Marine Fisheries Research at the Center for Coastal Studies.
This free presentation is part of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Winter Lecture Series, which is supported by Napi’s Restaurant at 7 Freeman Street in Provincetown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 5 pm and enjoy Napi’s special early bird dinner.