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.