Stealing sharks and ravaging rays with E-Series speaker Dr. Matt Ajemian


Calendar Icon Jan 30, 2024

Clock Icon 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm


Dr. Matt Ajemian is set to take you on a journey into the underwater world, unraveling the mystery of how sharks and rays share common seafood cravings with humans. Explore innovative methods to study their dynamic interactions with our fisheries while ensuring their safe coexistence. It's a thrilling dive into the marine realm you won't want to miss!

Topic: Stealing sharks and ravaging rays: A scientific assessment of their interactions with Florida’s fisheries
Speaker: Matt Ajemian, Ph.D.
Date: January 30, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Emerson Center

Dr. Matt Ajemian, an Assistant Research Professor at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, specializes in the ecology and conservation of fisheries and vulnerable species. His research spans marine and estuarine organisms, from shellfish to sharks, and encompasses various ecosystems. Dr. Ajemian combines theory and practical applications to address research questions. He earned his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Alabama in 2011 and has expertise in ichthyology, ecology, and fisheries science. Before joining Harbor Branch, he worked at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

About the E-Series: Vero Beach's premier performance venue, the Emerson Center, proudly presents its E-Series lectures—a series dedicated to topics that engage, educate, and entertain. The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL. Doors open one hour prior to the lecture, and while admission to the E-Series is free, we greatly appreciate a suggested $10 donation. Mark your calendar for the upcoming E-Series dates: February 6, 13, 27, and March 5 and 12. Don't miss these exciting events!

About the Emerson Center: The Emerson Center's mission is to provide educational, enlightening, and thought-provoking programs, alongside memorable musical events, for our community. For further information, please visit us online at The Emerson Center is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach at 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.

Stealing sharks and ravaging rays with E-Series speaker Dr. Matt Ajemian