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Great Southern Reef: Our Best Kept Biodiversity Secret

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The Great Barrier Reef is famous around the globe, yet Australia’s Great Southern Reef, a series of pristine, cold-water reefs, is relatively unknown. Join us to understand the true value of the Great Southern Reef, and the stories of our scientists fighting to protect it.


The Great Southern Reef covers over 8000 kilometres of coast, spanning south from Kalbarri, Western Australia around the entire southern coastline and up to Brisbane. Home to extensive underwater forests, and hundreds of unique species—it is one of the most productive ecosystems on earth. In the face of climate change, ocean warming and increasing pressure from natural resource exploitation, the protection of this pristine reef is difficult—but not impossible.

About Sahira Bell

Sahira is currently completing her Ph.D. in Marine Ecology at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change and ocean warming on temperate ecosystems, specifically focusing on seaweed forests and fish communities. She has grown up in, explored and researched areas of the Great Southern Reef all her life, and is deeply passionate about its protection.

Date: Thursday 6 June 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library
Cost: FREE, book now as places are limited.

Image: UWA Oceans Institute, © Joan Costa.

Join us for the other talks in our Oceans series:

Coastal Garbage Patches: Where Does Our Rubbish Go?
Date:
Thursday 4 July 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library
Cost: FREE, book now as places are limited.
Book: trybooking.com/495710

Listening to Sea Country: Blending Traditional Knowledge with Contemporary Science
Date:
Thursday 8 August 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library
Cost: FREE, book now as places are limited.
Book: trybooking.com/495714

A Global Perspective on Marine Megafauna Movement
Date:
Thursday 5 September 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library
Cost: FREE, book now as places are limited.
Book: trybooking.com/495715

The Oceans series is run in partnership with the UWA Oceans Institute.

UWA Oceans Institute

 

 

Location

City of Perth Library
573 Hay Street, Perth, WA 6000

 

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