Rhoni A. Lahn

Rhoni A. Lahn

Fairhope, AL

Harvard University

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Hi Kate! Such a cute video of a baby skate. The "legs" it's using to help crawl up the glass are anterior pelvic lobes. Skates that walk using their pelvic lobes is pretty common and a very cool adaptation. Cheers! Rhoni
Jan 01, 2016
Stingray and Skate tagging in the Gulf of Mexico
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Hi Beth, Thank you for your backing! Stingrays are usually considered the bane of the fishing world and while most people would consider them beautiful to watch swim, they find their ability to sting a little scary. Thousands of rays are harvested each year and because they are not considered a sport fish, keeping track of harvest amounts are not usually required. Because of their unique position in the aquatic food chain, over harvesting can be detrimental. My research will help determine ray nursery areas and potential migration routes. If our commercial fisheries are aimed at the skate and ray populations, we need to have the most vulnerable breeding times frames and nursery areas protected so their populations are sustainable. With solid, scientific data, I can then approach the states regulatory compliance departments about applying fishing regulations to include the stingray and skate species of concern.
Dec 31, 2015
Stingray and Skate tagging in the Gulf of Mexico
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Thanks Jason!
Dec 31, 2015
Stingray and Skate tagging in the Gulf of Mexico
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Thanks Cindy!
Dec 17, 2015
Stingray and Skate tagging in the Gulf of Mexico
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