Skylar Bayer dishes on seafood in TEDx talk

Fish come from other fish. But understanding how fish reproduce, their habitat and how to care for them need to be valued if fishing is to continue in future generations.

In Skylar Bayer’s humorous TEDxPiscataquaRiver talk titled “Why the Sex Lives of our Seafood Matter,” she discusses three iconic New England seafood species — Atlantic cod, American lobster and giant sea scallop.

The fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in marine biology in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences is based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. For her doctorate, Bayer examines the fertilization ecology of the giant sea scallop under the advisement of Richard Wahle.

In 2015, she received an Outstanding Service Award from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture for her work as a teaching assistant, in the local community, her science communication and research.

The recipient of the Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship can be followed on Twitter @strctlyfishwrap.