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GPS Coordinates to the Great Barrier Reef: -18.286111, 147.7
Dr. Michelle Heupel, a pioneer in the acoustic tracking of sharks and rays, takes us on a journey of discovery along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Dr. Heupel’s studies on the movements of sharks and rays on the reef is helping Australian scientists create better management plans to protect these often imperiled species, while assessing how changing ocean conditions are affecting their life-cycles.
The expedition will run from Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1, 2017, exclusively on the Oceanscape Network. Features include daily blogs from Dr. Heupel, videos, slideshows, downloadable educational materials and much more. Oceanscape Network users can also send Dr. Heupel questions about her work during the aforementioned time period using our online submission form shown below.
This expedition is held in cooperation with the Australian Institute of Marine Science.