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Marine Apex Predator Research Unit

A killer whale surfaces at Marion Island

05/03/2016

Dr Ryan Reisinger of NMMU's Marine Apex Predator Unit will be presenting a pulic talk entitled "Cold killers, and other finned and flying beasts of the far south" at Bayworld / Port Elizabeth Museum on 29 March 2016.

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the ocean's apex predators and are among the most widely distributed animals. They have fascinating foraging and social behaviour which varies from place to place, and there may even be different species of killer whales. Dr Reisinger will talk about these aspects, mainly using examples from his research on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. He will also talk about a new project with which he and his colleagues are trying to map important habitat for killer whales, seabirds and seals around Marion Island using tracking data.

The talk is part of the Friends of Bayworld AGM, but business will be brief and everyone is welcome.

When:
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 17:15 for 17:30.

Where:
Exhibitions & Events Centre, Bayworld / Port Elizabeth Museum, 7 Castle Hill

For more information contact:
Rainique Kaiser on 041 584 0650 or rainiquek [at] bayworld.co.za

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