Public Lecture: Whale carcass management on beaches: groundwater contamination, flow to ocean and shark attraction
With the recovery of whale populations, carcass strandings on beaches are growing. Beach burial is a common management option for stranded carcasses. However, communities fear shark attraction following leachate transport to the ocean via submarine groundwater discharge.
James Tucker, a PhD candidate at the National Marine Science Centre, is investigating the disposal of stranded whale carcasses and the effect they may have. In this MDS Lecture, James will review current methods, discuss groundwater contamination from burials, and the potential for shark attraction in different situations.
About the Marine Discovery Series Lecture at the National Marine Science Centre:
From shipwrecks and sharks to nudibranchs and anemones, come along and discover the secrets of the marine environment at the National Marine Science Centre. Held every two months. FREE attendance.