In line with our on-going effort to educate and inspire the public on marine conservation, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. organises monthly events such as workshops, talks, beach cleanups and reef cleanups.
This February, we will roll out the first of four talks in our new speaker series titled Science in the S.E.A.A.. Come listen to world renowned shark expert Professor Colin Simpfendorfer as he shares with you his experience in shark research and some of his latest findings:
When: 24 Feb, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Where: Open Ocean Gallery, S.E.A. Aquarium
What is it about:
Sharks have inhabited the oceans for more than 400 million years, but the advent of industrial fishing has seen many species decline to alarmingly low levels. To counter this threat, researchers worldwide have begun to gather information needed to understand these iconic predators so as to improve management systems. Professor Colin Simpfendorfer will describe some of the research being carried out by James Cook University (JCU) researchers who are at the forefront of global efforts to halt the decline of shark populations.
About the speaker:
Professor Colin Simpfendorfer is the Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture at JCU. With 30 years of experience in shark research, he has published extensively in the scientific literature on shark biology, ecology, fisheries and conservation. His expertise on sharks has been recognized by his appointment as the Co-Chair of the IUCN’s Shark Specialist Group.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Professor Colin Simpfendorfer in person and ask him anything you’ve always wanted to know about sharks.
Due to limited capacity for each event, places are available on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that participants under the age of 13 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For enquiries, please email us at email@example.com
Guardians of the S.E.A.A. Events 2018
|Jan||Conservation Night –
A Coral-Full Ocean (event recap)
|Feb||Science in the SEAA by JCU –
Beyond Shark Week: How science can help save sharks
|Mar||Conservation Movie Night –
A Plastic OceanMangrove Cleanup
|Apr||Conservation Night –
Caring for Our Home
|May||Science in the SEAA by JCU –
All About Turtles!
|Jul||Science in the SEAA by JCU|
|Aug||Conservation Night –
Sharks and Rays in S.E.A. Aquarium
|Sep||Conservation Night –
Friends of the OceanBeach Cleanup
|Oct||Post Cleanup Appreciation Night
Conservation Night –
|Nov||Science in the SEAA by JCU
|Dec||Conservation Night –
Guardians of the S.E.A.A. Appreciation Night