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Webinar – World Oceans Day: The weird and wonderful life of underwater parks
8 June, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of marine national parks and sanctuaries in Victoria, Australia Dr. Mark Norman and some special guests are dedicating this hour to sharing stories about weird and wonderful creatures and places most of us will never see. From the cute and cuddly to the creepy and ugly, Victoria’s marine national parks have it all – tucked away in our own wet backyard.
No need to pack your SCUBA gear, this is a virtual visit. Starting in the wild waters of Discovery Bay on the South Australian border, Dr Norman and marine rangers will take us down to Wilsons Prom Marine National Park at the tip of the Australian mainland, and over across to the remote wilderness of Cape Howe Marine National Park near Mallacoota.
This event contributes to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Victoria’s Marine National Parks system. Marine national parks and sanctuaries protect 5.3% of Victoria’s coastal waters, supporting more than 12,000 known species of flora and fauna, safeguarding important marine habitats, complementing our world-class national parks system on land. To find out more, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/conservation-and-science.
Dr. Mark Norman is an internationally-renowned marine expert and a natural historian with an encyclopaedic knowledge of quirky critters. His research background has been in marine biology but he has also worked extensively in the establishment of marine protected areas, fisheries research, bird and seal ecology, conservation programs, running terrestrial, freshwater and marine wildlife surveys, science communication, media and ecotourism.
Come and join Dr Mark Norman, Parks Victoria's Chief Conservation Scientist, for a special World Oceans Day event celebrating 20 Years of Victoria's Marine National Parks. Wed 8th June – 7.00 – 8.00pm AEST.
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