Coast To Coral (Brisbane) - Where the wild bugs are
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 Julian Uribe-Palomino about plankton within our oceans. Julian is a Plankton Researcher from CSIRO - in the Oceans and Atmosphere division.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the ocean? Is it holidays, maybe fun, adventure, or just a chance to relax? What if I tell you that there is an almost ‘invisible’ world that works behind the scenes, just like an app in your smart phone, making our lives easier. Well, let me introduce you to plankton, a ‘sciency’ word that identifies all those little critters that drift in the sea as well as in lakes, rivers and just about everywhere that water exists. Some of these creatures are tiny and slippery, some are spiky, others are masters of camouflage, some can grow so much that can be seen even from space! There are even critters that look and function just like microscopic vacuums working 24/7. Cool, huh! Well: let’s see what is there in our precious Moreton Bay.
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.