Seminar: “The Management of Marine Reptiles in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Queensland, Australia”

Dr. Mark Read, Biologist
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Townsville. Queensland, Australia

Friday, October 25, 2013

12 noon in the NEFSC Clark Conference Room, Woods Hole*


The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) off the north-eastern coast of Australia covers ~348,000km2 and some 14° of latitude.  It is one of the largest and best known marine protected areas in the world, supporting a range of extractive and non-extractive uses and it is managed under complex multi-jurisdictional arrangements.  Marine reptiles are often encountered in the World Heritage Area and characteristics of their biology, behaviour and ecology provide some interesting challenges for conservation managers.  In this talk Mark will provide an overview of the management and conservation of marine turtles, estuarine crocodiles and sea snakes in the GBRWHA.

*The Stephen H. Clark Conference Room, located at 166 Water Street in Woods Hole, MA.  Visitors can check in at the front desk of the public NOAA aquarium.  NOAA aquarium building is located at the corner of Water Street and Albatross Street in Woods Hole, MA

Sponsored by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Seminar Series

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Last updated: October 21, 2013