October 7, 2009
Prof Helene Marsh is giving a talk about dugongs later this week!
And a prelude to Prof Marsh’s talk is Siti Maryam Yaakub of TeamSeagrass. Siti will share about seagrasses of Singapore and the efforts being made to better understand manage these valuable ecosystems.
Prof Marsh has led the global effort to study and protect dugongs for a long time.
The talk is organised by Underwater World Singapore and the James Cook University in Singapore.
8 Oct (Thu), 6.30-9.30pm, at the Living Fossils Exhibit Hall, Underwater World Singapore, Sentosa. Registration via Ms Laiza Malit email@example.com or call 96778868.
- “Mermaids”: Urgent Action Needed to Save them from Habitat Destruction, Pollution and Entanglement in Fishing Nets UNEP 12 Feb 02: about the first global study of dugongs led by Prof Helene Marsh: full details on global distribution, conservation and legislation on dugongs including for Singapore and Johor. With a summary of the report and full report (PDF).
- The full report is also found here – Dugong: Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories (PDF file)