We are inviting you to attend a presentation by Dr Juerg Brunnschweiler who is a shark specialist. The presentation will be :
Venue: USP Marine Studies lecture theatre, Lower Campus
Date: February 9
Subject: An intergrated approach to study Bull Shark behavior and ecology in the South Pacific: The Bull Shark Tagging Programme
Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) are widespread along the continental coasts of all tropical and subtropical seas but also occur around remote island states far away from continental waters. They are often found close inshore in shallow water which makes them readily accessible for scientific study. The Bull Shark Tagging Programme started in 2003 with a pilot study in the Bahamas to test the feasibility of studying movement patterns and habitat use of bull sharks with state-of-the-art pop-up satellite archival tags. Since 2004 the project's main field site is located in Shark Reef Marine Reserve off the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji, where the behaviour and ecology of bull sharks is investigated using direct and indirect observational and monitoring techniques and tools.
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Coordinator Year of the Shark - Fiji
Tel: (+679) 345 0911
Cell: (+679) 903 2743
Fax: (+679) 345 0901
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