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Welcome to the latest edition of SIMS NEWS. 
Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes 

 Researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes to protect whales and sharks from becoming marine ‘roadkill’. New shipping routes through whale habitat put vulnerable species at risk, and this study by Dr Vanessa Pirotta and collaborators at James Cook University provides a new understanding of how to mitigate shipping traffic impacts on these marine giants.
CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL SHIPPING TRAFFIC FOR MARINE GIANTS
COME ALONG TO THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF OUR LIVING SEAWALL AT SAWMILLERS RESERVE!
Tracking Galapagos sharks at Lord Howe Island
 
In January the IMOS Animal Tracking Facility based at SIMS were invited to assist in servicing acoustic receivers deployed around the Lord Howe Island Marine Park to monitor the movements and interactions of Galapagos sharks with local fishing operations.

The project, in collaboration with NSW Department of Primary Industries and NSW Marine Parks, is collecting much needed data on the habitat use patterns of the species to help inform future management. 
READ MORE ABOUT THE RESEARCH
Sharks, Humanity ...and Jazz!
Panel of speakers to present at the MuSEAum
4th April, 6 - 8 pm


SIMS Researchers from Macquarie University, Professor Culum Brown, and Dr Caterina Vila-Pouca are part of a panel exploring interactions between sharks and humans.  The presentation will include a discussion of research conducted in the SIMS aquarium where juvenile Port Jackson sharks got to spend their days listening to jazz music. Sound fascinating...it is, don't miss what will be a fabulous evening at the MuSEAum.
EVENT DETAILS
Come snorkelling with SIMS at the Ocean Lovers Festival! 
April 11 - 14th, 2019, Bondi


The Ocean Lovers Festival has now released what is a fabulous line up of events. A festival feature at the iconic Bondi Icebergs Pool will be the SIMS "Live Ocean Revival Experience”. Presented by Volvo, the immersive display showcases current research projects and invites the public to literally get in and swim through an underwater Crayweed forest and Living Seawalls installation. 
TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE FESTIVAL HAS ON OFFER
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