PRESS RELEASE FROM SAVE OUR SEAS SHARK CENTRE:  NOVEMBER MARINE CONSERVATION SPEAKER SERIES

22 October 2012

November Marine Conservation Speaker Series at the Save Our Seas Shark Centre

Informing the public on shark and marine conservation

Following the popular Marine Conservation Speaker Series in July this year, the Save Our Seas Shark Centre in Kalk Bay has announced the launch of their upcoming November Speaker Series. The Speaker Series is an initiative aimed at educating and informing the public on shark and marine conservation topics specific to South Africa.

Nine influential speakers, including several Save Our Seas supported researchers, will be sharing their knowledge and passion for sharks and marine conservation over the course of the four week Speaker Series.

The Speaker Series will commence on 8 November and will run for four consecutive weeks. The following line-up of speakers and talks have are scheduled for next month:

Thursday 8 November

Lauren De Vos – Bringing our oceans ashore: cameras for conservation

Dr. Paul Cowley – The role of estuaries in the life of iconic fishery species

Thursday 15 November

Hanli Prinsloo – Fear, risk and freedom: freediving in the wild oceans

Dr. Eleanor Yeld Hutchings – Sharing our shoreline

Tuesday 20 November

Alison Kock & Kay Weltz – Shark Spotters: safety, sightings and shark forecasting

Dr. Adam Barnett – Sevengill sharks: the other apex predator

Wednesday 28 November

Meaghen McCord – Taking the bull out of bull sharks: is there a need to conserve and protect the species in southern Africa?

Tamzyn Zweig – Catch and release shark angling: combining sport, conservation and science

Venue: Save Our Seas Shark Centre, 28 Main Rd, Kalk Bay

Time: 18:30 for 19:00 – 21:00

Bookings: The Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Bookings are essential, as seats are limited. To book, please R.S.V.P. with the dates of the talks you’d like to attend by emailing sharkcentre@saveourseas.com

The Shark Centre is open daily to the general public, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm. Visitors to the Centre can expect to see small sharks and marine life in the aquarium, view marine documentaries and find out general shark and research information.

For educational requests or enquiries, please contact Paul Miller

Paul@saveourseas.com or T: 021 788 6694.

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