Coast to Coral (Sunshine Coast) August
Our Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is back for 2018! 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 Gary Cobb - local Sunshine Coast nudi enthusiast. Anyone who wants to know more about those “spikey” nudibranchs or with an interest in nudibranchs in general will be interested in this talk. This talk will focus on the aeolids; a particularly colourful subgroup of the sea slugs we generally refer to as nudibranchs. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colours. Their back is often crowded with cerata, giving the “spikey” appearance. Their shape can vary from flattened to cylindrical and tapering. When distressed, some aeolids tend to readily cast off their cerata.
Come along to learn about the way this sub-group of nudibranchs breathes, eats and defends itself.
Gary Cobb is a member of a small team of enthusiasts from nudibranch.com.au who have been recording the nudibranchs of the Sunshine Coast for approximately 16 years. In that time they have recorded 749 species in this region, some endemic to the Sunshine Coast. His enthusiasm for these beautiful critters is infectious and is certain to have you looking out for them whenever rock pooling, walking along the water’s edge or diving.
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
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]
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy partnerships grant with amazing in-kind support from SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.