The Save Our Seas Shark Centre proudly presents the Marine Conservation Speaker Series.
Various researchers and experts will be sharing their knowledge and passion for sharks and marine conservation by giving free talks to the public. Education and awareness is key to making a difference, so come listen, learn and get involved!
Kim von Brandis of the Shark Centre says “It’s crucial to keep the public informed of local research and its outcomes, to help them understand the threats to our marine environment and encourage public participation”.
The first of the Speaker Series will commence on 28 June and will run for 5 weeks with 10 speaker contributions. The objective is to host this series bi-annually, to provide updates on current research projects and to introduce new speakers and topics, keeping the content fresh and relevant.
The following speakers and talks have been scheduled for the June/July series:
Meaghan McCord – Big shark, small shark, Bull Shark
Tamzyn Zweig – Impacts and importance of Recreational Shark Fishery
Colin Attwood – Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in SA
Lauren de Vos- First underwater video survey of False Bay’s sharks and fishes
Fiona Ayerst – Challenges sharks face and how we can make a difference
Ryan Johnson – Can shark research save sharks?
HanliPrinsloo- Fear risk and freedom: Freediving in the wild oceans
Sarah Titley- Uniqueness and value of the Shark Spotters programme
Claire Janish and Will Lawson – Biomimmicary: Learning from Nature “Bios” means life, “Mimicry” means imitate
Venue: Save Our Seas Shark Centre, 28 Main Rd, Kalk Bay
Refreshments and snacks will be served. Seats are limited so rsvp to book your space: firstname.lastname@example.org