Coast to Coral (Brisbane) Social communication in humpback whales

Our Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is back for 2019! 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 Dr. Rebecca Dunlop, a lecturer in physiology at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland,who works on humpback whale migration.

Originally from Ireland, Dr. Dunlop obtained her BSc (Honours) degree in Environmental Biology and her PhD in fish neuroethology from The Queen’s University of Belfast. She then moved to Australia and completed a post-doc in humpback whale social communication.

Her work now focuses on deciphering how humpback whales communicate with each other acoustically; specifically looking at the function of their sounds. Rebecca will be telling us more on this topic and discussing her research into how their communication and behaviour is affected by increasing anthropogenic noise in the ocean.

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, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.

June 25, 2019 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Bearded Lady - West End
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