Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Counting Rock Lobsters in Tristan da Cunha

The next presentation in the DIFS/SAIAB Seminar Series will be by Brian Godfrey
Abstract
The MV Oliva, a bulk carrier transporting a cargo of 65 000 tons of soya bean, ran aground at Nightingale Island (Tristan da Cunha) on 16 March 2011. The grounding resulted in the leakage of 1 500 tonnes of heavy fuel oils and diesel into the surrounding seas, and all cargo was lost when the vessel broke in half and sank on 18 March 2011. Divers from the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS), Rhodes University, were recruited to assess the potential effects of oil pollution on juvenile rock lobster.
Venue: Lecture Room, Department of Ichthyology & Fisheries Science (DIFS)
Date:     Thursday, 24 October 2013
Time:     10.30am