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Turning tides and shifting sands; marine conservation in Northumberland

Friday 8 November, 7.00pm-8.00pm, Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

with Martin Kitching, Regional Coordinator for Seawatch Foundation and North East Regional Officer for MARINElife

The North East of England has an incredible coastline and over the last decade, the conservation of our marine environment has been a dynamic, complex, and frequently controversial, topic.  Dr Martin Kitching (North East Regional Officer – MARINElife and Northumberland/Durham Regional Coordinator – Seawatch Foundation) has spent much of the last 10 years mapping the distribution of whales and dolphins off our coastline, using photo-Identification to track the movement of individual dolphins and informing ongoing discussions about where our marine protected areas should be located and what they should be protecting. Citizen science has a huge role to play in this ongoing story so come along and find out how…