Coast To Coral (Sunshine Coast) Studying The Humpback Whales of Hervey Bay
Come and join Reef Check Australia and friends at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.
This month we'll hear from Jessica McCordic from the Pacific Whale Foundation about 'Studying the Humpback Whales of Hervey Bay: Whales Need Rest Areas, Too!'
Jessica McCordic is a Research Assistant at Pacific Whale Foundation, where she manages the South Pacific humpback whale catalog. Jessica will present various research projects currently underway at Pacific Whale Foundation regarding the East Australian population of humpback whales, particularly mothers and calves in Hervey Bay.
Each year, Australian humpback whales complete one of the longest migrations in the world, traveling from tropical breeding areas to Antarctic feeding areas. During their southward migration toward Antarctica, a portion of whales veer off of the main migration corridor along the coast to visit Hervey Bay, a rest area of sorts for these animals. The bay itself is relatively sheltered and shallow, making it an ideal habitat for whales to rest and socialize as well as for mothers to care for their new calves.
Come along and learn about the humpback whales that pass by our Sunshine Coast coastline!
The talk will be held in the Seal Stadium at SEALIFE Mooloolaba, on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Come along at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start. Stay after the event for a discussion with the presenter and other attendees and enjoy a pizza-rific snack.
6:15: Grab a seat (door close at 6.40!)
6:30: Talk kicks-off
7:15: Pizza & good sea-minded conversation!
Entry is $2 (which gets you pizza at the end).
RSVP at the Facebok Event Page