MulkearLIFE’s series of free illustrated talks continues this Monday night (14th February 2011) with an extremely interesting talk entitled "Shannon’s Dolphins -What Lies Beneath the Estuary". The talk by Dr. Simon Berrow will focus on the importance of protecting the Lower Shannon and the Shannon Estuary as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) to ensure the long-term sustainability of fish stocks and the resident pod of Bottlenose Dolphin. Dr. Berrow will outline research work on the Shannon dolphins and their food web.
Dr. Berrow is a Lecturer in the GMIT teaching on the Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology Degree course. He is also Project Manager of the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation and has been deeply involved with the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group (IWDG) for many years. His talk and his ongoing survey work should be of particular interest to local wildlife enthusiasts, anglers and anyone with an interest in the Shannon estuary. His illustrated talk is guaranteed to be insightful and memorable and a large can be expected.
All talks in the February 2011 series take place in the Community Centre, Newport, Co. Tipperary, which is a 15-minute drive from Limerick City Centre. Talks start at 8.00pm and generally last 1 hour approximately. There is free admission to all talks.