A Global Perspective on Marine Megafauna Movement
Join us to learn about the latest research in global migration of marine megafauna, and gain insight into how these species are affected by human activities.
Marine megafauna such as sharks, whales and turtles are impacted by human activities like coastal development, pollution, fishing and shipping. However, the extent of such impacts is unknown, mostly because our understanding of these animal's movements is limited.
The Marine Megafauna Movement Analytical Program (MMMAP) aims to significantly improve our understanding of marine megafauna movement at a global scale to assist the conservation and management of these ecologically important, charismatic and threatened marine species.
About the speaker
Ana Sequeirais a Marine Ecologist and Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Her focus is on understanding movement patterns of highly migratory marine megafauna and how they will fare with increasing pressures from marine industrial developments and environmental change. She leads the Marine Megafauna Movement Analytical Program (mmmap.wordpress.com).