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Free public lecture – Why Molluscs Matter!

August 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tridacna (giant clam), Rowley Shoals survey
Tridacna (giant clam), Rowley Shoals survey, 2014. ©WA Museum, photographer Lisa Kirkendale.

 

Join us on a mollusc survey of Western Australia! Come and learn why museum collections, taxonomy and diversity matter. Molluscs are incredibly diverse in form and function with different species occupying the tops of mountains as well as the bottom of deep sea trenches.

Join WA Museum scientists Dr Lisa Kirkendale and Corey Whisson on their survey work over the last several years to explore Western Australia… from a mollusc’s eye view! They will begin by defining the group before they plunge into the Kimberley and Pilbara, then surface in the south west and explore on land. Along the way, they will highlight new findings that are reshaping our understanding of biodiversity, biogeography and conservation priorities in this vast state across a multitude of different habitats. Hear about their latest work in Geraldton on native land snail conservation, and a significant recent donation to the WA Museum from the estate of the late Jon Singleton, a previous resident of the area.

Free event, bookings 9431 8393

Details

Date:
August 28, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/museum-geraldton/why-molluscs-matter

Venue

Museum of Geraldton
2 Museum Place
Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia
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Phone:
9431 8393
Website:
http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/museum-of-geraldton