Cownose rays are enigmatic and sometimes controversial summer residents of Chesapeake Bay. At the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, marine biologists led by Dr. Matt Ogburn have been tagging these rays and tracking their migrations since 2014. On Sept. 19, Matt will reveal a few discoveries from this 9-year tracking effort—including the rays’ little-known overwintering habitat, the different migration patterns of males and females, and the environmental cues that help rays know when to start migrating.. These findings are helping support conservation of this often misunderstood and overlooked stingray.

This webinar will be recorded! Closed captioning will be available on both the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to join live and receive a link to the recording approximately one week after it airs.

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