Talk: How to prevent shark’s decline?

Date: 6 July (Sunday)
Venue: Hall 4, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
Time: 5pm to 6pm
Speaker: Kerry Stansfield

There are more than 350 species of sharks in the world’s oceans. The biggest sharks – the whale shark and the basking shark – feed on tiny plankton. Most shark species are less than two feet long and are only harmful to the small fish and crustaceans that make up their diet. While the great white and the bull shark are relatively fearsome, the snaggle-toothed grey nurse shark that is often touted by aquariums as forbidding, dangerous creatures are only interested in fish and are actually very docile.

Think you know more than enough about the vicious-looking shark? Think again. Join Kerry Stansfield of Marine SIG for an eye-opening talk on sharks at the Malaysian International Dive Expo 2008 (MIDE 2008).

Learn about the threats to sharks and why they are biologically vulnerable, as well as the impacts of shark population decline. Find out what you can do to prevent decline in shark numbers and also the Marine SIG’s “Fins – Best on Sharks” project.

Kerry has an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation from the University of London, and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. A diving enthusiast, she currently teaches Chemistry and Science in a school in Kuala Lumpur.

Come and join us for this interesting talk. For more information, please contact Khatijah of Marine SIG (013-7708204, ija_02@yahoo.com). For more information on MIDE 2008, visit http://www.mide.com.my.

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