The next talk in MulkearLIFE’s Autumn Series of Illustrated Talks promises to be a great night. Dr. Simon Berrow will guest speak at 8pm on Wednesday 28th September and his illustrated talk is entitled "Shannon’s Dolphins – What Lies Beneath the Estuary".
The Shannon Estuary’s Bottlenose Dolphins
Dr. Berrow features regularly on Irish radio and television and featured only last night (Sun 25th Sept 2011) on TG4. He also featured on the BBC in the past month. 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. This is a return visit for Dr. Berrow to be part of MulkearLIFE’s talks series following an illuminating multi-media presentation as part of a series of talks in Cappamore in April.
His talk will focus on the importance of protecting the Lower Shannon and 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. He will outline research work on the interrelationship between the Shannon dolphins and their food web and other creatures off the Irish coast. His talk should be of particular interest to local anglers and anyone with an interest in the Shannon estuary and wildlife and his talk is guaranteed to be insightful and memorable.
The talk will be held in the offices of the Inland Fisheries Ireland Office, Dock Road, Limerick, which is a 2-minute drive from Limerick City Centre, with ample free parking in front of the building. The talk will commence at 8.00pm and there is free admission. The IFI offices are located on the ground floor of the office block between the Honda Car Dealership (John Moloney Motors) and McMahons Hardware. Admission to all talks is free of charge and all are welcome. Free parking on site.