NJ Sea Grant Consortium announces funding recommendations!

Jennifer, Malin, and Chris Chambers of NOAA Sandy Hook received funding from the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium for their project, “Quantifying the effects of a changing climate on summer flounder recruitment.”

Marine species that occupy a wide thermal gradient may be able to adapt to their local environmental conditions, and may be differentially resilient to climate change. This grant from the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium will allow us to assess how ocean warming may alter growth, development and survival of young summer flounder, an important fishery species along the east coast of the United States, under future climate scenarios. To do this, we will be quantifying the thermal performance curves of embryonic, larval, and juvenile summer flounder from parents that resided in different thermal conditions in the species range.