Has the Kraken been released?
Resilience of market squid embryos and recent sightings in the Gulf of Alaska
Short presentation + Q&A with Dr. Michael Navarro (UAS – Juneau)
5:30pm, Thursday March 16th, Sitka Sound Science Center Karsh Classroom
Summary: The nearshore squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, live fast and die young. This lifestyle in combination with their resilience to survive under a variety of environmental conditions may make these squid highly competitive in a world disrupted by climate. Historically, D. opalescens inhabits SE Alaska during strong El Niño years. Recent observations of spawning squid have occurred at Kodiak Island - marking, perhaps, their most eastern sighting in the Gulf of Alaska. In a short talk, Dr. Navarro will describe the characteristics of this species that allow them to persist in the Gulf of Alaska as well as discuss projections for the future. There will be ample time for questions and discussion following the presentation.