It’s Halloween – Let’s talk sharks!
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

It’s Halloween – Let’s talk sharks!

Summer is approaching and that’s the time when the media start to run scary stories about sharks. But what do we really know about these magnificent animals and their wanderings in the ocean? Russ Bradford, from CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, will be talking about his ground-breaking work with white sharks and taking questions.

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The ocean revolution: canvas bucket to the microprocessor
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

The ocean revolution: canvas bucket to the microprocessor

When scientists talk about observed changes in the ocean, have you ever wondered how they get those measurements? Or how they can compare measurements taken using old techniques with those from satellites and robotic floats? Dr Bernadette Sloyan, a physical oceanographer at CSIRO, will talk about just that. Dr Sloyan’s research focusses on measuring and understanding variability and long-term changes in the ocean using mathematical models, satellites, and measurements taken from ships and autonomous floats. She is currently working on a project that is building a time-series of the East Australian Current, using ocean moorings and other observation platforms to monitor the variability and change of this important current. 



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Science, Salmon and Storm Bay: how much is sustainable?
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Science, Salmon and Storm Bay: how much is sustainable?

Plans are currently underway to more than double Tasmania's salmon production through major expansion into Storm Bay. Is this sustainable? What are the risks to the Derwent estuary and the sheltered waters of Frederick Henry and Norfolk bays? Is the science adequate to support this expansion, and how does the proposal for 'adaptive management' stack up?

Christine Coughanowr is an independent scientist with over 30 years experience in water quality management. She was previously the director of the Derwent Estuary Program, has worked internationally as a consultant, and is a Churchill Fellow.

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Are krill really tiny shrimp-like crustaceans, are they more abundant than humans and is the krill fishery sustainable?
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Are krill really tiny shrimp-like crustaceans, are they more abundant than humans and is the krill fishery sustainable?

Steve Nicol, adjunct professor at IMAS and author of the newly published book "The Curious Life of Krill", will provide a quickfire introduction to krill and the myths and misunderstandings that surround this enigmatic crustacean.

The event is free, questions and discussion are welcome - so come along, grab a beer, and bring your curiosity! 

Supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and the Hobart Brewing Company

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Listening in on whale communication
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Listening in on whale communication

Dr Brian Miller of the Australian Marine Mammal Centre will talk whale acoustics. Sound clips will be provided, so get ready to "talk whale"!

The event is free, questions and discussion are welcome - so come along, grab a beer, and bring your curiosity! 

Supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and the Hobart Brewing Company

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Deep Time in the Deep Ocean
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Deep Time in the Deep Ocean

Dr Joanne Whittaker, a Marine Geophysicist at IMAS, will share her insights about plate tectonics, processes deep below the ocean floor, the once hotly debated continental drift hypothesis and the serendipitous measurements that helped piece it all together. She is an active researcher and lecturer at the University of Tasmania, and is particularly interested in the movement of Australia away from Antarctica around 35 million years ago. So put on your Tassie Tuxedo and grab a pint while discussing what lies beneath the ocean depth.

The event is free, questions and discussion are welcome.

Supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and the Hobart Brewing Company

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Tracking the behaviour of ocean wanderers
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Tracking the behaviour of ocean wanderers

Wanna find out what you can learn from tracking charismatic megafauna in the Southern Ocean? And what is involved in attaching a tracking device to an elephant seal? Come and hear Mary-Anne Lea, Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania, speak about her research and the marvellous mammals she deals with.

The event is free, questions and discussion are welcome - so come along, grab a beer, and bring your curiosity! 

Supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and the Hobart Brewing Company

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The role of sea ice and glaciers as ocean fertilisers
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

The role of sea ice and glaciers as ocean fertilisers

There has been a last minute change in the speaker and title of this week's Beer Aquatic: Dr. Delphine Lannuzel, a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, will speak about the role of sea ice and glaciers as ocean fertilisers. Grab a beer and find out how frozen water impacts the food source of krill and whales. 

The event is free, questions and discussion are welcome - so come along, grab a beer, and bring your curiosity! 

Supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and the Hobart Brewing Company

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Algal Blooms: The Good, the Bad and the Deadly
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Algal Blooms: The Good, the Bad and the Deadly

Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies will share his life-long passion for phytoplankton, with a particular emphasis on toxic algal blooms. The event is free, questions and discussion are welcome - so come along, grab a beer, and bring your curiosity! 

Supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC

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