Coast To Coral (Brisbane) - Colour vision and colour signals in the marine environment
Join Reef Check Australia and friends at The Bearded Lady 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 Naomi Green, a PhD student under Dr Karen Cheney and Professor Justin Marshall at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ.
Naomi is in the final six months of her program, and has been awarded an Endeavour grant to spend next year researching bird vision at Lund University in Sweden.
Many animals can see colours beyond human visible light. In this talk, Naomi will provide an overview of the fascinating research in this area, investigating the colour vision of fish, from the goldfish to coral reef and deep sea fish. She will also describe how we can ‘ask’ other animals, what they can see, using stimuli similar to Ishihara colour plates used to test colour blindness in humans. Finally, Naomi will explain how animals, such as nudibranch molluscs and the blue-ringed octopus use colours and patterns to warn predators that they are venomous, toxic or distasteful.
The talk promises to be an exciting evening of science and discovery!
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 18s are most welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. And a 5-year gap is necessary, ie. 17-yr-olds can not be accompanied by an 18-yr-old.
Please RSVP at our Facebook Event Page
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.