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Sharks science in the brewery

News release
19 April 2018

Be immersed in all things great white shark at the ‘Sharks in the Brewery’ event on Tuesday 24 April as part of SALT Festival. Marine Parks Eyre Peninsula Coordinator Dr Shelley Paull said she has been excited by the initial response to the event and the opportunity to give community direct access to the leading marine scientists in this field.

“I think people have always had a natural curiosity to learn about sharks and what makes them tick.

“Shark cage diving experiences have brought the eyes of the world to become increasingly fixated on the awe inspiring marine life of the Neptune Islands Group Marine Park, something that I hope results in more people understanding the interconnectedness of all species in the food web and the importance sharks play as an apex predator,” Shelley said.

The information presented at this event will be the most up to date research, direct from the scientists themselves,” Shelley said.

Guest presenters include Andrew Fox, of Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, presenting on the history of shark cage diving. Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers, from Flinders University sharing his research and knowledge on White shark biology. Sasha Whitmarsh, a PhD Candidate with Flinders University speaking on the fish of the Neptune Islands Group Marine Park and Kirin Apps, PhD Candidate with Southern Cross University talking about Shark tourism – providing conservation outcomes through passenger education.

To book in for this free and family friendly event visit: www.saltfestival.com.au/event/sharks-in-the-brewery/

The ‘Sharks in the Brewery’ event is hosted by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula.

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