Fishes in the frigid waters of the Arctic and Labrador Sea

Date: Apr 6
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Coffee & Culture

The Arctic is warming up four times faster than the rest of our planet, resulting in a drastic reduction in sea ice cover and an increase in water temperatures. These changes strongly modify the habitat of the fish thriving under the extreme conditions of the Arctic and allow boreal species from the Labrador Sea and North Atlantic to migrate further North, potentially opening new fishing grounds.

Join Dr. Maxime Geoffroy as he provides an overview of the fish inhabiting some of our coldest waters, as well as current and future changes in fish ecosystems of the Arctic and Labrador Sea.

Non-Member Ticket Price: $11.50 (HST Included)

This program is free for members but space is limited so please ensure you reserve your ticket online or by calling 757-8090.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Maxime Geoffroy is a research scientist at the Marine Institute of Memorial University, where he specializes on the ecology of fish inhabiting the northernmost limits of our planet. He conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tromsø in Norway, completed a Ph.D. in oceanography and an MSc in biology at Laval University, and holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa. Over the past 15 years, his research brought him all over the Canadian, Siberian, and European Arctic seas.

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kickstart your weekend by joining us at The Rooms! Spend Saturday mornings with your little ones in our charming Harbour View Room. It's a delightful opportunity for unguided playtime amidst a variety of toys and books tailored for toddlers aged 2 to 4.

There's no need to pre-register; simply pay your admission at The Rooms front desk and then drop in anytime between 10 am and noon and let the weekend festivities commence! 

While the activities are designed for children aged 2 to 4, younger kids are more than welcome. Caregivers are required to accompany their children throughout the session. Our program room can accommodate up to 20 adults with their little ones, but if it's full, caregivers are encouraged to step back momentarily to allow space for others to join in the fun.

The Playdate is included in the cost of admission. Free for Rooms Members. 

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