We are delighted to invite you to the next webinar in the Wildlife Webinar Series, delivered by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with Wildlife Heroes.
Large thriving colonies of fur seals once resided along the NSW coastline. Fur seal populations are slowly recovering and extending back into their historic range after they were almost hunted to extinction in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Seals are one of the more easily accessible and readily available marine mammals to assist scientists in understanding the marine environment. Research has focused on abundance estimates as well as fur seal behaviours such as foraging strategies, habitat selection and breeding behaviours, however, there is little data on the health of fur seals. This talk will focus on the current research into evaluating seal health and the role of the wildlife rehabilitation sector in collecting robust information and evaluating fur seals.
Jane Hall is a PhD student in the Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants Program based within the Environmental Futures Research Institute at Griffith University, Australia. She is also a wildlife health specialist at the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health at the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. In 2016, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate ways to improve Australia’s capacity to manage wildlife disease incidents. Her research interests span both terrestrial and aquatic species under the One Health paradigm, and current studies are focused on the health of Australian fur seal species, specifically Arctocephalus forsteri.
Thursday 08th June 2023
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Delivered online and free of charge
To register, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/evaluating-the-health-of-nsw-seals-tickets-633813823207
If you’d like to catch up on any previous webinars, please visit the Wildlife Heroes page here: https://wildlifeheroes.org.au/wildlife-webinar-series-2020/