Date: 30 September 2017
Where: Lecture Room, Whale House ( Limited space)
Duration of Talks: 20 Minutes Q&A - 10 minutes
Dr Els Vermeulen: Research Manager, Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit
Getting to know the southern right whales: from whaling to research, from local to global
Alison Towner: White shark biologist at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust / Marine Dynamics
Alison handled the retrievals and dissection of four white sharks that washed up on the Overstrand coastline. Learn more about what is the world’s first recorded necropsy of white sharks linked to Orca predation and the subsequent impacts.
Theanette Staal: Veterinary Nurse at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS)
APSS is dedicated to the conservation of the African penguin & other seabirds. A priority is to regrow the population of penguins on Dyer Island. Learn more about this crucial rehabilitation centre.
Meredith Thornton: Dyer Island Conservation Trust
Whales of the Overstrand: An elusive giant, a winged whale and a conservation success story
Dickie Chivell: Conservationists/ Shark Week ambassador
“Shark Week is just little bit of science & a lot of WOW!”
You might have seen him from 2014-2016 on Shark Week doing crazy stunts with White Sharks.
This life changing experiences have concreted Dickie as a true ambassador of marine conservation.