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New Episode of PBS' Changing Seas to feature Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

On June 26th, South Florida PBS’ Emmy-award winning original series, Changing Seas, will take audiences out on the flats with scientists who study some of Florida’s most popular game fish - bonefish, tarpon and permit. 

Join the Changing Seas team and experts from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for a free Premiere Screening of “Fishing the Flats for Science,” followed by an Expert Q&A at Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography at 6pm. This screening is part of the Summer Dive-In Film Series by NSU.

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“Fishing the Flats for Science” showcases how modern tracking technology is providing insights into the fishes’ movements and spawning behaviors, key information to conserve the species.

The episode was filmed on location in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys and features ongoing acoustic tagging work conducted by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s science team, as well as their scientific partners from Carleton University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

“For the past 20 years, BTT has been funding and conducting conservation-focused research to learn about bonefish, tarpon, permit, and their habitats,” says Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science & Conservation. “We then work with collaborators, resource managers, fishing guides, anglers, and others to apply this science-based information to improving conservation. It’s fantastic that Changing Seas has captured this entire process – from research to conservation – in this episode to show that science-based conservation works."

“Recreational fishing is such a huge part of the Florida lifestyle, and we were really impressed with the ongoing research and how it has already led to positive conservation measures,” says Changing Seas Series Producer Alexa Elliott, adding, “we’re delighted to share this information with our audiences.”

The episode will have its broadcast debuts Wednesday June 27 that 8:30pm on WPBT & Saturday June 30 that 5:30pm on WXEL.


About Changing Seas

For the last decade, Changing Seas has taken viewers on exciting adventures to the heart of our blue planet. The series goes to sea with scientists, giving viewers a first-hand look at how oceanographers and other experts study earth’s last frontier. Produced by South Florida PBS, Changing Seas has aired on 94% of public television stations in the U.S. and more than 36 countries across the globe.  

Funding for Season 10 of this series was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, Diver’s Direct, the Do Unto Others Trust,The Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, Tim Choate, Skip and Diane Day, Antoinette Paterakis Lambros and by Kelly Arnold.

About Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. As a science-based organization, BTT pursues this mission across the southeastern US, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean through research, conservation, education and advocacy. 

About South Florida PBS

South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida's history.  Leading the way in this global society, SOUTH FLORIDA PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming, and serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.