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Reefcheck Australia: Discovering the Behaviours & Movements of Port Jackson Sharks using Biologging

Tuesday 13 Oct

6:30 pm

8:00 pm




About this event

Join Reef Check Australia and friends on the second Tuesday night of each month in your lounge room/office/comfy chair, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments.

This month we will hear from Julianna Kadar, a PhD Candidate at Macquarie University in Sydney with The Fish Lab.Julianna Kadar has completed a Master of Science in Biodiversity Conservation and a Master of Research in Biology. Julianna believes in the importance of science communication for the benefit of both policy and the public. She is a member of CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools and has been a part of Soapbox Science Sydney, organiser of TEDx Macquarie University, and written for COSMOS Science Magazine. She is also a member of the Homeward Bound Program which is working to build and upskill a network of 1,000 women in STEMM over ten years and will be traveling to Antarctica in 2021 as part of this exciting program.

Julianna works on finding out more about the activity patterns of the Port Jackson shark using shark tags that function like Fitbits – but for sharks. Her study uses machine learning to break down the millions of data points collected by the tags into distinct behaviour signatures like resting, swimming, and feeding. With these behaviour signatures, a clear picture of the Port Jackson shark’s movements can be created and ultimately allow us to ‘see’ what this species is doing underwater, leading to better management of the species and its environment. The Fish Lab that Julianna is a part of also completes studies on shark personality, social networks, cognition, and warming ocean climates.

Virtual doors (zoom) opens at 6.25pm for a 6:30 pm start. Stay after the event for networking and nibbles (BYO obviously!) – get your burning questions answered by Julianna, and continue your thoughts, ideas and sea-minded discussions with your local community, all from the comfort of your couch! Bring a mate and share in the discovery!

At Reef Check Australia we’re all about inspiring our mates and we love to read your thoughts! So, share your favourite parts about the night and tag us! Reef Check Australia #coasttocoral

This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by oh so many groups including the City of Gold Coast, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Sunshine Coast Council’s Environment Levy partnerships grant, The June Canavan Foundation and Townsville City Council.Future talks take place on the second Tuesday night of each month, with a new, interesting and engaging speaker.

  • Discussion Group
  • Information and Education
  • Presentation
  • Oceans and Waterways
NOTE: All event information was accurate at the time of publishing, but we do not take any responsibility for losses or damages incurred due to incorrect information. Please follow the links to the original organisers for further details.

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