Rob Suryan: Research Ecologist at WhaleFest 2019 | Forage Fish in Hot Water! | Ep 26 Transcript
Join us this week as we continue our Sitka WhaleFest series with Rob Suryan, Research Ecologist with the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Science Coordinator for Gulf Watch Alaska! Join us as Rob unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of a critical link in the Alaskan marine food chain! If you've been reading our other WhaleFest episodes you're probably already familiar with "The Blob", a several year phenomenon of unusually warm water in the northern Pacific ocean. With the appearance of the warm water came a drastic decline in the number of forage fish, a group of fish that serve as a critical food supply to animals higher up the food chain, and Rob's job was to figure out exactly what happened!