Basking Sharks: Who we were. What we did. Where to from here?


June 8th 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
British Columbia

Join @mersociety on June 8th, 2022 for a FREE webinar for schools about Basking Sharks: Who we were, what we did, and where to from here?

For Ocean’s Day, Basking Sharks will be our ambassador for the amazing life that should be off our coast and what we can learn about mistakes from the past.

Our friend, shark scientist Romney McPhie will share her expertise, joined by MERS team member Jackie Hildering / @TheMarineDetective.

Please register at www.mersociety.org/events

In this presentation for students from grade 5 to 12, we will speak about the remarkable biology of this huge fish species that feeds on plankton and why they endangered.

A focus will also be on how human attitudes and knowledge have changed. Basking Sharks used to be killed, even by a government boat, because they were perceived to be a nuisance. They got caught in fishing nets at the surface which led to the nets being damaged.

We now understand so much better that if we cause the death of a species, this will have impacts on the ecosystem.

Students will learn about adaptations, conservation, ecosystem dynamics, and actions that help marine species.

Presentation will be ~30 minutes followed by ~15 minutes for questions.


Details

Format:Virtual | Virtuel
Category: Presentation | Présentation
Region: Pacific | Pacifique, Canada Wide | Pancanadien
Audience: Kids & Families | Enfants et familles
Accessibility: English | Anglais

Gallery


Similar Events

Sacred Journey Exhibit Sacred Journey Exhibit
July 14th 2022 to February 20th 2023
Vancouver, BC
Sacred Journey Exhibit Sacred Journey Exhibit
July 14th 2022 to February 20th 2023
Vancouver, BC
ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2022
December 4th to December 8th
Toronto, ON
ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific... ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2022
December 4th to December 8th
Toronto, ON
UN Conference on Biodiversity: COP15 in Montreal,... UN Conference on Biodiversity: COP15 in Montreal, Dec 7-19
December 7th to December 19th
Montreal, QC
UN Conference on Biodiversity: COP15... UN Conference on Biodiversity: COP15 in Montreal, Dec 7-19
December 7th to December 19th
Montreal, QC
Ocean Decade Initiatives for a Changing Arctic... Ocean Decade Initiatives for a Changing Arctic Plenary at ArcticNet
December 7th
Toronto, ON
Ocean Decade Initiatives for a... Ocean Decade Initiatives for a Changing Arctic Plenary at ArcticNet
December 7th
Toronto, ON
Water Testing Weekend! – January 29 –... Water Testing Weekend! – January 29 – Water Rangers
January 29th 2023
Virtual
Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress... Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5)
February 3rd 2023 to February 9th 2023
Vancouver, BC