Atlantic Tarpon

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Scott Holt is a fisheries ecologist who worked at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute for over three decades, studying red drum, croaker, spotted seatrout, red snapper, and other species. His research also considered Atlantic tarpon, and here he speculates on the factors behind the tarpon's decline in Texas. He doubts that dams had a big impact, but sees agreement that there was a lack of recruitment, and likely a problem with agricultural runoff in nursery waters off the eastern Mexican coast.

Date RecordedApril 11, 2023
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeScott Holt
LocationPort Aransas, Texas
Time Code01:07:35