Join Reef Check Australia as we help celebrate the 56th Anniversary of the Moreton Bay Research Station!
Meet the scientists and learn about the work being done here. The University of Queensland has bee supporting students and researchers through this station since 1961. This is your chance to join them for cruises on the Bay, interesting speakers, wildlife encounters and more!
The Anniversary celebrations will include:
• Free Moreton Bay discovery cruises – Education Queensland • Traditional knowledge sharing – Goompi Trail • Live animal show – Geckoes Wildlife • Art workshops with Reverse Garbage • Research talks about work being done from MBRS
Our Brisbane Coordinator Rory Mulloy will be giving a talk on the day, at11:30am, on Reef Check Australia's surveys and work in Moreton Bay. No need to RSVP - just come along and join the fun!
This month our speaker is Johan Gustafson, a marine ecologist at Griffith University, who runs multiple shark projects including a hammerhead tagging project in South East Queensland, seeking to determine the movements and behaviours of this species. As part of his research he has tagged a number of Great (S. mokarran) and Scalloped (S. lewini) hammerhead sharks, as well juvenile hammerheads, helping to identify pupping grounds.
The information from this research can be used to inform conservation and management strategies for the sharks along the urbanised areas of South East Queensland coast. His results will also shed light on this magnificent and elusive species.
6pm: Bar opens 6:30: Grab a seat (they go fast!) 6:45: Talk kicks-off 7:30: Pizza & good sea-minded conversation!
Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).
As the venue is a bar, Under 18's are most welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. And a 5 year gap is necessary, ie. 17-yr-old can not be accompanied by a 18-yr-old.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants,and Layne Beachley Foundation, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.