DICT at 17th EEA Conference

November 11, 2013 by dyertrust

From 1-3 November, Dyer Island Conservation Trust marine biologists, Oliver and Michelle, presented some of our white shark research at the 17thEuropean Elasmobranch Association(EEA) conference.

The Shark Trust hosted this years event in Plymouth, UK.

It was a great opportunity to present the Dyer Island Conservation Trusts work outside of South Africa and make new connections for future projects, said Oliver. I am very proud of the work we produced and look forward to future conferences.

Oliver presented his masters dissertation results on white shark movement patterns around Dyer Island and Michelle presented the practical aspects of the Gansbaai dorsal fin population estimate study.

All the talks at this conference were engaging, and it was great to share ideas with researchers continents away. I think both of our talks went well and really put Gansbaai on the map of significant shark research, said Michelle.

Conference attendees included: Shark Advocates International, The Manta Trust, Save Our Seas Foundation, Marine Megafauna Foundation, Bimini Biological Field Station, Dutch Shark Society, Manx Basking Shark Watch, Marine Conservation Society, Zoological Society of London, Project Aware Foundation, RSBP, CEFAS, and Marine Conservation International.

Earlier this year, DICT founder and Marine Dynamics owner, Wilfred Chivell, was awarded an honorary lifelong membership of the Shark Conservation Society which is affiliated with The Shark Trust.