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Marine Discovery Series 2014

The 2014 Marine Discovery Series will bring together industry experts to provide a unique insight into the marine environment.

Back by popular demand, across five separate jam-packed nights, the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium conservation team, T.R.A.C.K.S is hosting Marine Discovery Series 2014!

The 2014 Marine Discovery Series will bring together industry experts to provide a unique insight into the marine environment and explore a wide variety of topics including cutting edge research, conservation initiatives, while also highlighting the ways individuals can take action and do their bit to protect our ocean for future generations.

Don’t miss your opportunity to do your bit to help protect the marine environment, with 100 per cent of ticket sales going directly towards conservation initiatives.

Cost:

  • $25 per person, per lecture 
  • $100 for the entire Marine Discovery Series
  • 100 per cent of ticket sales go directly towards conservation initiatives
     

Bookings:

 

Discovery Series Events: 

Whales and Dolphins of the Southern Seas - Wednesday 4 June

Whales and Dolphins of the Southern Seas

SLMA - Whales

Date: Wednesday 4 June

 

Time: 6pm arrival for 6:15pm-8:15pm presentation

 

Guest Speakers: David Donnelly (Australian Marine Ecology and Blue Planet Marine) and Sue Mason (Dolphin Research Institute)

 

Marine experts David Donnelly and Sue Mason will share the secrets on the dolphin and whale species that can be found throughout Victorian waters, with an emphasis a monitoring program for the common dolphin population in Port Phillip Bay.

 

Cost:

  • $25 per person or $100 for the entire Marine Discovery Series

 

Bookings:

 

River Turtles: The Great Survivors - Tuesday 24 June

River Turtles: The Great Survivors

Date: Tuesday 24 June

 

Time: 6pm arrival for 6:15pm-8:15pm presentation

 

Guest Speakers: Gabrielle Latta (Australian Freshwater Turtles) and Tereza Todd (SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium)

 

Gabrielle Latta will explore the freshwater turtle species endemic to Victoria, plus how the public can help protect their habitats. Come along and discover the success of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Program with Exhibit Manager Tereza Todd.

 

Cost:

  • $25 per person or $100 for the entire Marine Discovery Series

 

Bookings:

 

Endangered Oceans - Wednesday 16 July

Endangered Oceans

Date: Wednesday 16 July

 

Time: 6pm arrival for 6:15pm-8:15pm presentation

 

Guest Speakers: Dr Chris Gillies and Dr Linden Ashcroft (Earthwatch Australia) and Seal the Loop Representative (Zoos Victoria)

 

Join Dr Chris Gillies and Dr Linden Ashcroft as they reveal the impacts humans are having on our precious marine environment, while a representative from Zoos Victoria will explore Seal the Loop, an initiative aimed at saving local wildlife by reducing fishing waste.

 

Cost:

 

  • $25 per person or $100 for the entire Marine Discovery Series

 

Bookings:

 

Krill: The Engine that Powers the Atlantic - Wednesday 6 August

Krill: The Engine that Powers the Antarctic

Date: Wednesday 6 August

 

Time: 6pm arrival for 6:15pm-8:15pm presentation

 

Guest Speakers: Rob King (Australian Antarctic Division)

 

Join Marine Biologist Rob King as he discusses the effects of greenhouse gasses on the Earth’s atmosphere and the challenges facing key Southern Ocean species such as Antarctic Krill. The night will also explore cutting edge research into the protection of this critical region.

 

Cost:

 

  • $25 per person or $100 for the entire Marine Discovery Series

 

Bookings:

 

Crocodiles: An Aquatic Enigma - Wednesday 10 September

Crocodiles: An Aquatic Enigma

Date: Wednesday 10 September

 

Time: 6pm arrival for 6:15pm-8:15pm presentation

 

Guest Speakers: John Lever (Koorana Crocodile Farm)

 

Renowned crocodile expert and media personality John Lever will discuss the biology and life history of estuarine crocodiles, plus delve into the importance of farms in helping the public make the right choices when purchasing crocodile products.

 

Cost:

 

  • $25 per person or $100 for the entire Marine Discovery Series

 

Bookings:

 

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