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Wildlife on the water: the mysteries of our aquatic animals

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step free access
07 Sep 19:00-21:30
Head of Steam, 18-19 Church Street,
Cardiff CF10 1BG
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The wonderful world of seabirds (and their parasites)

Sarah Morgan (PhD Student and Science Communicator)
@Socialparasite @EcoexploreEdu
A look into the life strategies of seabirds; their annual migrations over thousands of kilometers, strange nocturnal lifestyles, and their incredibly long lifespans despite their small size and the perils of spending most of their lives at sea! This talk will also investigate threats to seabird populations, recent research into their behaviour and the questions that still surround these mysterious animals.

Using underwater videos to survey endangered sharks and guide conservation actions in the Caribbean

Neil Cook (PhD Student)
@kalontas
Sharks and rays have been devastated globally by overfishing such that 25% of species are now threatened with extinction. To combat this, marine protected areas (MPAs) can be used to safeguard population strongholds and important habitats. Trinidad and Tobago plays a major role in global shark fisheries, but there are plans for a large MPA in northeast Tobago. However, we know very little about local shark populations, so I use underwater cameras to learn more about the species and important habitats that are found there, ensuring appropriate conservation measures are included in MPA planning.

What do we really know about otters?

I have been researching otters for 15 years, spanning their social communication, population monitoring and threats from pollution. I am part of Cardiff University Otter Project which has been running for nearly three decades. But how much do we really know about these much-loved mammals? In this talk I will attempt to summarise what we do and don’t know about otters. We will examine some examples of, and lift the veil on, the quality of some of the evidence. Together we will discuss if we know enough, and do we want to know more.

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