Dolphin Watch brings big names to island

Dr Mike Bossley with Mayor Jayne Bates in 2013.

Dr Mike Bossley with Mayor Jayne Bates in 2013.

Dr Christine Erbe. Image courtesy: Alana Blowfield

Dr Christine Erbe. Image courtesy: Alana Blowfield

Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch is presenting Little Island Big Ocean as part of National Science Week, August 18 to 22.

The highlight of the week will be the presentations by guest speakers, world renowned Cetacean researcher Dr. Mike Bossley AM and leading expert in acoustics in marine environments, Dr. Christine Erbe of Curtin University.

This will be held on Tuesday August 19, 7pm, at the Aurora Ozone Hotel Conference Centre, with supper provided.

Dr Bossley has been a valued friend and mentor of Kangaroo Island Dolphin Watch since 2005, and has been involved in marine conservation work at the local, national and international level for many years.

Dr Christine Erbe is the director of the Centre for Marine Science & Technology at Curtin University, WA, and holds a Master of Science degree in physics and a PhD in geophysics.

Her research interests are underwater sound (marine soundscapes, animal sounds, under water noise), sound propagation, and noise effects on marine fauna.

The presentation will include Neill Bell introducing the Citizen Science Coastal Walkabout App, www.coastalwalkabout.org.

To attend, RSVP Facebook Event: ‘little island big ocean’, 0429 870 006. Drinks will be at bar prices, with a gold coin donation to KI Dolphin Watch.

In other activities there will be community surveys on board project partner KI Marine Adventures, on August 18, 20 and 22, leaving at 9am, weather permitting.

Spaces are limited so please book - bartram@kin.on.net or 08 8553 7190, 0429 870 006.

National Science Week is supported by the government of South Australia, with assistance from Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, Aurora Ozone Hotel and SeaLink.

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