Aug. 10, 2018

SUFB 531: Smooth Ray Feeding Behaviour with Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons

SUFB 531: Smooth Ray Feeding Behaviour with Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons

I had the pleasure of interviewing Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons, who is also known as @MotherOfRays - a fantastic Twitter handle!!! We discussed a recent paper that she published on the feeding behaviour of smooth rays around a recreational fishing cleaning...


I had the pleasure of interviewing Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons, who is also known as @MotherOfRays - a fantastic Twitter handle!!! We discussed a recent paper that she published on the feeding behaviour of smooth rays around a recreational fishing cleaning area. 

The fishers clean their fish and discard the fish "waste" into the ocean where the rays feed; however, this feeding behaviour could be detrimental to the overall survival of the rays, especially if the cleaning station disappears leaving the rays to fend for themselves.

If you want to here more from Joni about how she got into Marine Science, here graduate career and her views on Shark Week, Steve Irwin and more, check out the new Deep Dive show we have on our Patreon.  

Links for Joni:

Joni's Stingray Diaries Website

Stingray Diaries Facebook Page

Stingray Diaries Instagram Page

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