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Meet The (Shark) Expert Monday Webinar – Colin Speedie
13th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amFree
MEET THE (SHARK) EXPERT MONDAY WEBINAR – COLIN SPEEDIE
‘BASKING SHARKS: BRITAIN’S SEA MONSTER’
Join conservationist and writer Colin Speedie on a voyage through sometimes rough waters with the Basking Shark since the 1700’s right up until today – followed by YOUR chance to ask Colin about his work in researching and protecting Basking Sharks.
The Basking Shark is the second biggest fish in the world, and part of our native fauna. Now much revered, the Basking Shark was previously hunted almost to extinction for its liver oil, skin and, most recently, fins. From the 1970’s conservationists threw their weight behind the fight to protect this magnificent creature, yet it took until 1998 for legal protection to be given to the species. Since then, scientists have used increasingly sophisticated techniques and technology to explore its hitherto largely unknown life cycle, and allow this conservation icon to recover and, hopefully, thrive in the future.
When? Monday 13th April, 10am-10.40am
Where? Online Event via Zoom
Who? This event is open to everyone
Cost? Free entry – Simply use the Zoom link below (make sure to sign unto Zoom before the event start time!)
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Basking Shark Photo by Alexander Mustard/2020VISION