Coast to Coral SC: Psychedelic, baby! The technicolour vision of developing reef fish
Our Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is back for 2019! Come and join Reef Check Australia and friends at Underwater World Sealife - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia 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 will hear from Lily Fogg, PhD student in Sensory Neurobiology at the Queensland Brain Institute.
Lily is a PhD student with a broad background in developmental neuroscience and infectious disease. In her previous work she has tried to answer many different questions in biology including: how we make new brain cells, how we fight off malaria and how we can make new drugs from our immune systems. She has worked as a scientist in both Australia and Scotland. In July 2018, she started her dream PhD in marine neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute in Professor Justin Marshall’s lab. During her PhD, Lily has been looking at how environmental changes, both natural and human-induced, are shaping the way that fish see their world.
About the Talk:
Fish have some of the most diverse and dynamic eyes on the planet from deep-sea fish that can see invisible light to sharks that only see in black-and-white! But their eyes aren’t always so specialised. So how do they get these amazingly different eyes? Newborn baby fish start their lives together in the wide, open ocean and as they grow older some dive down into the dark deep-sea and others seek out the bright, technicolour coral reef. So it is just their genetic destiny or are these extraordinary changes over the fish’s lifetime shaping the way it sees its world? Let’s dive into the big blue to find out…
The talk will be held in the Seal Stadium at SEALIFE Mooloolaba, on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Doors open 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
6:30: Talk kicks-off
7:15: Pizza & good sea-minded conversation!
Entry is $2 (which gets you pizza at the end).
For more information contact [email protected] or visit our Facebook event page.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy partnerships grant and the June Canavan Foundation with amazing in-kind support from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
Future talks will take place on the second Tuesday night of each month