Shark Trust Annual Conference
National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 OLF, UK
Early booking is recommended for the UK shark event of the year!
To find out whether places are still available at the Conference, please
or telephone 01635 551150 or 01635 550380.
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Friday 9th April.
The weekend opens at 6.30 pm with an evening reception (small eats and drinks) and tour of the aquarium. Visiting US shark expert Dr. John Morrissey will be giving a public talk: “Sharks are People Too!” at 7.30 pm: one hour of slides, jokes and amazing anecdotes. The aquarium closes at 9.30 pm.
Tickets cost £12 (adult) £10 (student – proof of status required on entry), and £7.50 (child under 16 yrs). This includes entry to the aquarium, guided tour, refreshments, and public lecture.
Saturday 10 April 1999
Doors open at 9.00 for registration and morning coffee. The programme of lectures and videos starts at 10.00, and runs through to 6 pm, with lunch and tea breaks.
The following presentations are planned:
Rolf Williams, National Marine Aquarium. Our perceptions of sharks.
Kazunari Yano, Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Okinawa, Japan. Manta ray biology.
Kim Holland, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, USA. Bay Babies: aspects of the biology of hammerhead shark pups.
Ian Fergusson, Shark Trust. Mediterranean white sharks.
Jim Ellis, CEFAS, Lowestoft, UK. Nursery areas of elasmobranch fishes in the coastal waters of the British Isles.
Hilary Dyson, WWF. The 1999 WWF Shark Swim.
John Morrissey, Hofstra University, USA. Tracking lemon sharks in Bimini.
Paul Crozier, Scottish Association of Marine Science. Deep sea fisheries and elasmobranch populations in the North East Atlantic.
Scott Mycock & Rachel Cavanagh, University of Liverpool. Sea Gypsies, sawfish and a new shark from Sarawak?
James Cresswell. How closely related to the great white shark was the giant megatooth shark C. megalodon?
Julie Taylor, African Dive Adventures. The Sharks of Protea Banks (video).
AA Yaptinchay, WWF Philippines. Whale shark conservation in the Philippines.
George Burgess, Florida Museum of Natural History, USA. US Atlantic commercial shark fishery Observer Program & shark fishery management.
Philip Vas, Shark Trust. Anglers’ contributions to research and conservation.
Mike Pawson, CEFAS, Lowestoft. Current global initiatives for shark conservation and management.
Linda Grotenbreg-Lee, Netherlands. Age and growth of the blue shark, Prionace glauca, from southern Brazil.
Shark Trust Dinner, 7.30 for 8.00. Aquarium closes
Cost: £20 per person, including three courses, wine and entry to the Aquarium. (£10 for children’s menu.)
Sunday 11 April 1999
Doors open at 9.00 for registration and morning coffee. The programme of lectures and videos starts at 9.50, and runs through to 5 pm, with lunch and tea breaks.
Gordon Croft, Shark Trust, Scotland. An introduction to sharks.
Kazunari Yano, Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Okinawa, Japan. The reproduction of sharks.
Ian Fergusson, Shark Trust. The making of the BBC great white shark documentary.
Matthew Kane. National Aquarium of Scotland. Light & oxygen levels and the development of ray embryos.
Gilles Cuny, University of Bristol. Radiation of Neoselachian sharks in the Upper Triassic.
Kim Holland, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, USA. On the Tail of the Tiger: tracking tiger sharks in their natural environments.
Kevin Hughes, Blue Planet Aquarium, Ellesmere Port. Training and hand feeding sharks in captivity by divers.
George Burgess, Florida Museum of Natural History, USA. Shark Attack and the International Shark Attack File.
Maree-Louise Kernick. The Dancing Rays (behaviour of captive populations).
Colin Speedie, Seaquest. The basking shark project in Devon and Cornwall.
Juan Romero, National Marine Aquarium. Preparation of a handbook for maintaining elasmobranchs in aquaria.
Debbie Ball. Captive Bonnethead shark behaviour.
Andrew Gill and Tom Lisney, University of Liverpool. Electroreception in hammerhead sharks.
Registration fees for the weekend are as follows:
One day £40 (£30 for Shark Trust supporters)
Two days £75 (£60 for Shark Trust supporters)
Student (proof of status required at the door)
One day £30 (£25 for Shark Trust supporters)
Two days £55 (£45 for Shark Trust supporters)
Child (under 16 yrs)
One day £25 (£20 for Shark Trust supporters)
Two days £ 40 (£30 for Shark Trust supporters)
The registration fee includes entry to the Aquarium,
coffee, tea and biscuits during breaks, and a sandwich lunch.
It does not include the Friday evening reception and talk, nor the Saturday evening dinner.
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