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Marine Discovery Series: Marine species-on-the-move

Thursday, 5 September 2024
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
National Marine Science Centre
Fish swimming amongst coral


Hosted by:
National Marine Science Centre
Event cost:

Marine species-on-the-move: How climate change is affecting the distribution of life in the ocean (and how you can help!)

Half of the planet’s species are already shifting where they live to follow their preferred environmental conditions in a changing climate. These ‘species-on-the-move’ are recognised as one of the most evident biological fingerprints of climate change and have considerable implications for ecosystems and human well-being. Species-on-the-move also provide opportunities to engage the public on climate change impacts in the local environments.

This talk will provide an overview of how climate change is affecting where plants and animals are found in the ocean, with emphasis on Australian and NSW environments. Opportunities for public participation in the detection of marine species-on-the-move through citizen science will also be discussed, and glossy report cards and posters will be available free of charge for all attendees after the talk.

No booking is required, refreshments will be provided.
For more information, please call 6659 8100.

The Marine Discovery Series lectures are held every three months (first Thursday of the month) at the Solitary Islands Aquarium starting at 6pm. See map below

This initiative is run by Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre.

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Guest speaker

Dr. Curtis Champion

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fisheries Research

Come and visit

2 Bay Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Open every Saturday and Sunday and every day during the NSW school holidays from 10am to 4pm, a visit to the Aquarium will be a memorable and enriching experience for all ages.

The Aquarium is located at the National Marine Science Centre (NMSC), 2 Bay Drive, next to the Pacific Bay Resort complex just north of the Big Banana.

Turn onto Bay Drive off the Pacific Highway and the Aquarium is located 200m on the right.

All areas of the aquarium are fully wheelchair accessible.