Marine Evening Ralph Watson

January 31, 2019 Pinkey Ngewu

 

Ralph Watson, Ph.D. Candidate at Rhodes University, and a marine biologist guide at Marine Dynamics was the speaker at the latest Marine Evening held by Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust. Ralph was born in Johannesburg but raised in the Netherlands. From a young age, it was clear his interests lay in the natural world around him and studying biology was his destiny. Ralph studied genetics but quickly realized he wanted to be out in the field. He returned to South Africa and has spent the last seven years working in the marine biology field. He studied the shark diversity in False Bay and smaller shark species in Mossel Bay. During the Marine Evening he shared more on their characters and movements providing guests a deeper appreciation of these often overlooked sharks.