COME AND MEET AFBI FISHERIES & AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS STAFF IN PERSON AT THE SEA BANGOR FESTIVAL: SAT 24 - SUN 25 JUNE 2017
DID YOU KNOW .....
... that fish use sound to communicate? Underwater noise pollution might affect more than just whales and dolphins, as fish and invertebrates use sound as a method of communication – AFBI are undertaking research into marine noise and are also establishing the monitoring
... that the oceans have absorbed nearly 30% of man-made CO2 emissions, but their capacity is running out and our seas are becoming more acidic. New international collaborative projects led by AFBI will be looking into the impacts of this greenhouse gas on our oceans.
... that the marine phase of the life of an eel comes in 2 parts, as a baby traversing the atlantic ocean to European coasts and as an adult (up to 25 years later), swimming back 6 000kms to the Sargasso sea, yet we’ve never actually seen this last part.
... that for centuries before Columbus reported the discovery of America in 1492, European fishers had regularly made the trans-Atlantic trip to catch cod? The endeavours of fishermen to catch fish has shaped both our local and global cultures for centuries. AFBI’s work on fisheries stock assessment, of cod and other species in the Irish Sea, supports local fishers to ensure long term sustainability of the fishing industry.