Two Bays Whale Project
presented by David Donnelly
WHEN: Thursday 25 July at 7pm
WHERE: Port Melbourne Yacht Club 38 Beach Street (corner of Beach St & Bay St)
Join us for a non litter event as 3207, 3205 and 3206 BeachPatrol & 3207 LoveOurStreet volunteers are invited to learn more about the whale and dolphin species that frequent our waters from our guest speaker, David Donnelly.
David is a Melbourne based marine researcher with a passion for marine conservation.
He has extensive knowledge ranging from fine scale monitoring of the intertidal zone to open ocean surveys. David’s area of expertise lies in marine mammal research where he has been involved in numerous whale, dolphin and seal research projects across Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, the subantarctic and Antarctic over the last 25 years. He is currently employed by the Dolphin Research Institute where he is responsible for vessel-based activities and project management. He is also employed by Melbourne based environmental consultancy ‘Fathom Pacific’.
David co-founded the citizen science initiative, Two Bays Whale Project which is a collaboration between the Dolphin Research Institute and Wildlife Coast Cruises.
In his “spare” time, David also manages ‘Killer Whales Australia’ a citizen science project studying the population and ecology of east Australian killer whales.
Hope to see you on the 25th!