Marcoola Whale & Dolphin talk - September 14
Dolphin & Whale Research & Conservation - what about the locals?
Dr Alexis Levengood
Research Fellow & Lecturer
University of the Sunshine Coast
Dr Alexis Levengood is emerging as one of Australia’s leading marine mammal experts. With over 15
years of experience, she has worked with five dolphin species, three whale species, as well as
manatees and dugongs across six countries spanning three continents. Dr Levengood’s research
centralises on the behavioural ecology, genetics, acoustics, health, and conservation of coastal
marine mammals. She has spent the last 8 years conducting research on the world famous Shark Bay
dolphins in Western Australia and has recently founded the Dolphin Research Project SEQ focused
here along our coastline.
At this free community talk, Dr Levengood will discuss the wealth of knowledge we have on
cetaceans and then dive into the gaps that are occurring in our own backyards. She will speak on the
new research projects occurring along SEQ focused on the Sunny Coast and Hervey Bay regions and
present opportunities for citizen science and your involvement in helping collect and/or support
dolphin and whale research in the region. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.
Thursday September 14 - 7.00pm
Marcoola Surf Life Saving Club (upstairs)
64 76 Marcoola Esplanade
Marcoola , QLD 4564
Google map and directions
0400 910 682