The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Christopher Kehrer on October 3 at 3 p.m., for this program about the Port Royal Sound. The Sound is a unique estuary with a large biodiversity. One of the main families of fish found in the sound known as the drums is the family sciaenidae. This family includes black and red drums, spotted seatrout, and Atlantic croaker to name a few. These fish have thrived in the murky nutrient waters of the lowcountry due to their unique ability to locate each other using sound. This talk is an in depth look at underwater acoustics, why fish vocalize and what stresses can affect fish reproduction.
Kehrer is the naturalist and education coordinator at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center where he maintains and cares for the animals, while providing local environmental education programs for students throughout Beaufort County.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Dr.