Free and open to the public.
William Heyman, Ph.D. will present an educational talk titled “Multi-species Fish Spawning Aggregations: What Are They and Why Are They Important?” The presentation will feature amazing underwater videos by Dr. Heyman and what he has learned over more than 20 years of research.
Dr. Heyman has been actively pursuing the science and conservation of fish spawning aggregations in the Caribbean since 1998. Will is best known for his work with fishers – locating and identifying numerous spawning aggregations in Belize and working with those same fishers and their government to come up with reasonable protective measures. He is widely considered one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of reef fish spawning aggregation studies.
He earned his masters and doctorate degrees in SC Marine Sciences from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Currently he is Senior Marine Scientist for LGL Ecological Research Assoc. Inc. He has published extensively on the topic.