The Magic of eDNA
5th September 2020
Presentation on eDNA by Ms Jojy John, Project Associate
National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)
A Weekend with Whale Sharks
Join us for a virtual dive trip with Digant Desai in Indonesia, West Papua to meet the whale sharks of Cendrawasih Bay.
Digant is one of the top marine photographers in India and has been widely published in various magazines and has also co authored a book on sea slugs. He has won several International and National awards for underwater photography and is passionate about showcasing the marine world.
Can We Make Responsible Seafood Choices
21st August 2020
Overfishing threatens the marine ecosystem, and also food security and livelihoods of people depending on it. As seafood is a largely demand-based industry, Know Your Fish intend to empower and encourage seafood consumers to make their seafood choices responsibly.
Mayuresh Gangal is an Alumnus of the Post-Graduate Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, WCS-India and National Centre for Biological Sciences, Research affiliate – Oceans and Coast Programme, Nature Conservation Foundation. Currently pursuing a PhD in understanding impacts of overfishing on fish populations on the west coast of India. Also working in the Lakshadweep archipelago, documenting traditional fishing practices and how they change over time.
A Date with Dugongs
12th August 2020
Meet the Dugong Lady of India, Dr. Elrika D’Souza, who will introduce you to these placid, rare mammals on the brink of extinction!
Dr. Elrika is a Research Associate at the Nature Conservation Foundation has been working on the ecology and conservation of dugongs in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for several years. Her recently completed doctoral thesis documented historical declines in dugong populations in the islands and attempted to identify the factors that led to this decline. Her work also explores the relationship between dugongs and the seagrass meadows they depend on.
Diving with Dolphins
26th July 2020
In this webinar, Mihir will give us an introduction to humpback dolphins and describe the work being conducted with them in Maharashtra
Mihir is a PhD candidate at The Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore, currently working on humpback dolphins (Genus Sousa) across the peninsular Indian coast. A marine biologist by training, he has been studying coastal systems since 2012 and has focused mainly on small cetaceans in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra as a part of the KCRT. Mihir is broadly interested in cetacean habitat ecology and its role in population structuring and speciation.