As the most biodiverse capital city in Australia Brisbane is home to some extraordinary rule breakers. Come and hear about current research and rehabilitation efforts for two of our most baffling aquatic creatures – a fish that has lungs and a mammal that lays eggs!
Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Kenmore Library Meeting Rooms – due to social distancing requirements, numbers are limited to 40 attendees, therefore this Seminar will also be Live Streamed online via “Teams”.
Schedule of events
6:15pm Doors open. Free Tea and Coffee will be available throughout the evening.
6:45pm – 7:30pm Tamielle Blunt (UQ PhD candidate & WPSQ Project Officer)
Platypus an Elusive Enigma – Tamielle will speak about all things platypus from history, biology, ecology, conservation, latest DNA sampling technologies and her PhD research. Tamielle hopes through research and community education, protection for this iconic species will become a priority because they are a species that may disappear right under our noses.
7:45pm – 8:30pm Mark Waud (Senior Scientist, Healthy Land and Water)
Lungfish Rehabilitation Project – Mark is heading up an exciting project which is giving the Australian Lungfish a helping hand by restoring their critical breeding habitats in the Brisbane River, significantly damaged by recent floods. He will take you through the surprising twists and turns in a project which is focussed on re-establishing the submerged aquatic plants that are vital for lungfish breeding.
RSVP: Bookings are essential. Book your spot through Eventbrite by noon Tuesday 9 March. If you register for the Live Stream, you will be sent the link and instructions on how to join the online event once you’ve registered.
For any enquiries, please call Tony Mlynarik on 0414 784 222