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Cephalopod Awareness Days

Celebrate the amazing Cephalopod this year with these International awareness days…

October 8th: International Octopus Day

October 9th: Nautilus Night

October 10th: Squid Day/Cuttlefish Day (or “Squittleday”!)

October 11th: Kraken Day to commemorate these mythical beasts.

October 12th: Fossil Day

For more information on how to get involved with Cephalopod Awareness Days go to http://cephalopodday.tumblr.com/about

Or take a look at this Scientific American article: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2013/10/08/happy-international-octopus-day/

 

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Living with sharks in Cape Town by Dr Alison Kock

Talk by Dr Alison Kock; Living with sharks in Cape Town – can an improved understanding of shark behaviour help us learn to live together?

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Speaker: Dr Alison Kock, Research Manager, Shark Spotters.

In False Bay there is a high spatial overlap between human recreational water users and white sharks in the warmer months of the year. The white shark’s seasonal distribution along popular recreational coastlines, natural opportunistic predatory tactics and large size, increase the potential for human-shark conflict. Conflict between humans and sharks in Cape Town is likely to continue due to human population growth and increased coastal development. Improved conservation measures of habitat and prey conservation in False Bay are likely to contribute to the attractiveness of the area for large predators such as white sharks. To date, Cape Town has found a balance between keeping people safer while still supporting shark conservation. This presentation will explore how Cape Town developed its current white shark policy, the challenges of conserving a predator in conflict with people, the role of research in management and conservation and what we have learnt over the last 10 years.

 

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Whale Fest 2015

WhaleFest 2015

The biggest event of its kind in the world, at WhaleFest we give whales and dolphins a more powerful voice. Be amazed, be entertained, be inspired, and come together to be an army of ambassador to defend marine life and our oceans.

In 2014 – 10,000 people, 85 exhibitors, from 37 countries, raising £10,000 for conservation.

Join us at an even bigger WhaleFest 14-15 March 2015 at The Brighton Centre!

See the website for more information on who will be there, how to exhibit or volunteer at this exciting, interactive festival: www.whale-fest.com

Tickets go on sale Autumn 2014!

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Seawatch Foundation Autumn Talks

Seawatch Foundation Autumn Talks

Love whales, dolphins and porpoises? Want to find out about local species and get involved with conservation? These events are for you!

Come along to a day of talks and cetacean watches and let the Sea Watch Foundation tell you all about Welsh cetaceans, how & where to observe them and how to get involved and support vital research!

The talks are free but booking essential due to limited space!

Preliminary outline of the day:
Talk 1: Cetacean biology & species ID
Break: Questions & coffee break
Talk 2: Surveying UK cetaceans

Talks may be followed by land based watch (weather dependent).

Dates & Locations
25th October, 10:30 AM, Great Orme Visitor Centre, Llandudno
2nd November, 11:30 AM, Towers Hotel, Swansea

If you are interested in attending talks but cannot make these dates, times or locations, get in touch! We can organise custom talks and events for groups of 10 or more people.

Please contact Katrin Lohrengel on to BOOK A SPACE katrin.lohrengel@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

For more deatils about the Seawatch Foundation please click here: www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk

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Seawatch Foundation Autumn Talks

Seawatch Foundation Autumn Talks

Love whales, dolphins and porpoises? Want to find out about local species and get involved with conservation? These events are for you!

Come along to a day of talks and cetacean watches and let the Sea Watch Foundation tell you all about Welsh cetaceans, how & where to observe them and how to get involved and support vital research!

The talks are free but booking essential due to limited space!

Preliminary outline of the day:
Talk 1: Cetacean biology & species ID
Break: Questions & coffee break
Talk 2: Surveying UK cetaceans

Talks may be followed by land based watch (weather dependent).

Dates & Locations
25th October, 10:30 AM, Great Orme Visitor Centre, Llandudno
2nd November, 11:30 AM, Towers Hotel, Swansea

If you are interested in attending talks but cannot make these dates, times or locations, get in touch! We can organise custom talks and events for groups of 10 or more people.

Please contact Katrin Lohrengel on to BOOK A SPACE katrin.lohrengel@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

See website for more details about The SeaWatch Foundation: www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk

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Re-Discovering Galapagos Day

Re-Discovering Galapagos Day

We are pleased to announce the return of Galapagos Day this year after a two year break. In partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) we will be showcasing our exciting new interactive web-based resource Discovering Galapagos in a unique event format.

Guests will embark on a one-of-a-kind journey of discovery around the prestigious RGS-IBG building travelling through special zones matched to aspects of the project. Exhibits will offer a range of material from digital interactive activities from the Discovering Galapagos website through to historical memorabilia from the Voyage of the Beagle. There will also be the opportunity to attend a suite of talks on a range of topics by experts in their field.

Speakers include:

  • Kelvin Boot, natural history writer and BBC broadcaster
  • Jason Ali, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong
  • Henry Nicholls, author of The Galapagos: A Natural History
  • Steve Blake, project leader of the Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme
  • Amie Shuttleworth and Jon Waite, sustainability engineers
  • Ian Dunn, CEO of the Galapagos Conservation Trust

Location

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London
SW7 2AR

Date and time

Tuesday 28 October
6 – 10.30 PM

Tickets are priced at £20 when booking in advance, or £25 on the door. – See more at: http://galapagosconservation.org.uk/event_listings/re-discovering-galapagos-day/#sthash.BOUMaO3q.dpuf

 

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Clean Coasts Symposium & Ocean Heroes Awards

Clean Coasts Symposium & Ocean Heroes Awards

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

Dublin, Ireland

The presence of marine litter in our oceans is a global concern that requires action.  Adequate measures are needed to address the pressure of litter in the marine environment both at sea and on land whereby public awareness and community action plays a vital role. The Clean Coasts Symposium will bring together key stakeholders (ROI &NI) in the area of marine litter such as coastal communities, policy-makers, NGOs, tourism bodies, the science community, plastics industry and the fishing industry.

See www.cleancoasts.org for more details.

Or to register go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/clean-coasts-symposium-ocean-heroes-awards-tickets-13511871371?ref=ebtn

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Wavescape Surf Film Festival

wavescape-surf-film-festival-2013Wavescape Surf Film Festival

29th November- 14th December 2014

Cape Town, SA

The Wavescape Festival (http://wavescapefestival.com) was born of a love of surfing and surf culture, and the simple idea of sharing these good feelings with an audience. ELEVEN years on, we present a range of film, music and art events in South Africa, all with the aim of having fun, building community and promoting conservation.

For details on events and schedules see http://wavescapefestival.com/schedule/schedule/

Event supported by the Save our Seas Foundation: http://saveourseas.com/

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World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by fishing communities. This day is celebrated through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. World Fisheries Day helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water. Water forms a continuum, whether contained in rivers, lakes, and ocean.

“Through participation in experiential learning activities and action projects on this special day, young people can be encouraged to contribute to the health of aquatic ecosystems and the quality of life they support.” Dian Parmionova

For more information go to:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Fisheries-Day-November-21/141778879204555?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://www.gdrc.org/doyourbit/21_11-fisheries-day.html

 

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