Science in the S.E.A.A.: The Secret Life of Coral Reef Fish

In our upcoming edition of Science in the S.E.A.A., our speaker series with James Cook University Singapore, marine biologist Dr. Naomi Gardiner will dive into the intriguing and secret life of coral reef fish.

Titled “The secret life of coral reef fish: How do cardinals find their way home?”, her informative session will introduce attendees to the world of the humble cardinalfish – a seemingly quiet life on the reef.

Coral reef fish are extraordinarily diverse and abundant, and their behavioural abilities and social lives are often very surprising. For example, did you know that these little fishes can home back to the same coral colony from kilometres away? Homing back to the same coral colonies every day seems to be a way to find their mates again and evade their predators.

In these coral colonies, they court mates (with plenty of sneaky dating going on!) and mouthbrood their young. But what happens when these old homes get wrecked, or when the water heats up? Find out what the cardinalfish has to say at our S.E.A. Aquarium!

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Dr Naomi Gardiner

About the speaker

Dr. Naomi Gardiner is a marine biologist from James Cook University, Australia. She studies the behavior and ecology of coral reef fish, ecosystem health, and fisheries science.

Event: Science in the S.E.A.A. – Dr. Naomi Gardiner
Date: 24th May 2019
Time: 8.00PM – 9.30PM
Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium

This event is recommended for participants aged 12 years and above, and exclusively for members of Guardians of the S.E.A.A. and SEAA Annual Pass Holders.


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