Coast to Coral: BONUS Bites! Majestic Sea Flap Flaps AKA:Mantas
Join Reef Check Australia and friends online whilst on lockdown, for some tasty tidbits of science.
To kick off this next tasty BONUS BITES, we introduce to you..... Sara Perrott... lover of Manta Rays!
Sara is a recent honour graduate now living in the Whitsundays after relocating from the Sunshine Coast. Up until the recent COVID restrictions, Sara was working in tourism on the Great Barrier Reef. At the University of the Sunshine Coast Sara studied a bachelor of animal ecology, continuing onto completing her Honours project on manta ray behaviour.
'I was very fortunate to be able to collect my data at the beautiful Lady Elliot Island in the southern great barrier reef, where manta ray sightings are abundant! Since completing the project at USC, I have been contacted by many aspiring first and second-year students hoping to one day have the opportunity to participate in a similar type of project. So, for my presentation I will be talking about the lead up to my project, the qualifications I needed and share some of the amazing insights of my project'
So. if you want to learn about the majestic sea flap flaps otherwise known as manta rays, add this event to your calendar. Then at 5.55pm Thursday, April 30th, grab yourself a drink, get comfortable and tune in online. Please note that you will need to register as 'going' to get access to the link.
Get online at 5.55pm for a 6pm start. The talk goes for 20 minutes, with time for questions afterwards. Time to join in, learn something new and go back to dinner before anyone notices you are missing!
Stay after the event for networking and nibbles (BYO, obvs) - get your burning questions answered by Julie and continue your thoughts, ideas and sea-minded discussions with your local community.
At Reef Check Australia we’re all about inspiring our mates and we love to read your thoughts! So, don't forget to share amongst your friends, and tag us! Reef Check Australia #coasttocoral
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by oh so many people: Port Of Brisbane, Australian Government's Citizen Science Grant, City of Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast Council Environment Levy partnerships grant, the June Canavan Foundation, and Townsville City Council.
For more information contact jodi@reefcheckaustralia or email