Schedule

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Sessions will be hosted by: Dr Helen Scales & Maya Plass

Session Details – Day 2

1 – Ocean Predators: Setting the Scene

27th November. 10:00 -11:00am UK time

This session will introduce participants to the subject of Ocean Predators, as well as providing an overview of what to expect from the weekend & information about how to get involved

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Welcome, host introductions and house-keeping
Hosts
10:00 10: 10
Welcomes and introduction by MBA President Dr Gill Rider
& Save Our Seas Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr James Lea
10:1010:20
An Introduction to Ocean Predators & why they are so important
Rory Crawford
10:20 10:35
Ocean Predator Research – Past, present and future Professor David Sims 10:35 10:50
What Ocean Predators mean to me Alosha Samara Arachchi 10:5011:00
Session Close – What’s Next – Introduction to 2021 Writing Challenge – Hosts11:0011:10

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2: Ocean Predators: Socialising & Parenting

27th November. 11:30am – 12:40pm UK time

This session explores the complex and fascinating social lives of ocean predators and delves in to how they reproduce & care for their young.

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Welcome Back & What’s Coming Up – Hosts
11:30 11:35
The secret lives of sperm whales  Dr. Asha de Vos11:35 11:50
Identifying pupping grounds for tiger sharksMatthew Smukall11:5012:05
From the market to the sea Greg Nowell12:05 12:20
The Social Ecology of Sharks Dr David Jacoby12:2012:35
Session Close – What’s Next – Hosts12:3512:40

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3: Ocean Predators: Lost and Found

27th November. 13:30 – 14:35 UK time

This session explores the theme ‘lost and found’ in the widest sense. What would the sea be like it ocean predators were lost forever? How do scientists discover lost sharks & how do they find the sharks they need to study?

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Welcome Back & What’s Coming Up – Hosts 13:30 13:35
The Sharks of Twitter Ocearch 13:35 13:40
Prying Into The Secret Life Of The World’s Second Biggest Shark! – Dr Lucy Hawkes13:40 13:55
What predator loss means for ecosystem biodiversity & function- Cher Chow13:55 14:10
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Bizarre Chondrichtyans – Jasmin Graham 14:10 14:25
Lost SharksMarc Dando & Dr David Ebert 14:25 14:40
Session Close – What’s Next – Hosts 14:4014:45

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4: Marine biology Careers Panel

27th November. 15:00 – 16:00 UK time

Opening with a short video presentation ‘My Own Octopus Teacher’ by Rehan Somaweera.

Followed by an opportunity to ask our panel of marine biology professionals from around the world any questions you have about marine biology careers. Submit your questions in advance or use the Q&A function to post your questions live!

Panellists will include Cher Chow, Jasmin Graham, Rory Crawford Dr Russell Arnott & Dr. Asha de Vos

Rehan Somaweera image © Ru Somaweera
Rehan Somaweera will be presenting ‘My Own Octopus Teacher’

Session Details: Day 2

5: Ocean Predators and Us

28th November. 10:00am – 11:10am UK time

This session explores our relationship with sharks & other large ocean predators – from how we view & think about them to how we study & protect them.

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Welcome Back & What’s Coming Up – Hosts 10:0010:05
Public Perception of SharksMelissa Cristina Marquez10:0510:20
A Toolkit for Talking Sharks Paul Cox10:2010:35
Ocean Predators Through the LensRichard Barnden10:3510:50
The role of science in elasmobranch Conservation Daniel Fernando10:5011:05
Session Close – What’s Next – Hosts 11:05 11:10

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6: Session 6: SEA LIFE SHOWDOWN!!

28th November. 11:30am – 12:40pm UK time

It’s back – Hands down the most popular part of our 2020 summit was the Sea Life Showdown! Watch as 7 passionate marine scientists battle it out to try and convince you that their favourite ocean predator is the ‘most awesome’.

Following introductions, contestants have 3 mins to present their favourite Ocean Predator. Order of play will be decided at random and the winner will be decided BY YOU via live poll.

This year’s contestants are:

Thresher Shark Jaida Elcock | Bluefin TunaTom Horton | Great White Shark Alison Towner | SeahorsesBeccy MacDonald | The Colossal SquidSarah McAnulty, Ph.D. | Lyssianid amphipods Professor John Spicer | The Goblin Shark Dr Isla Hodgson

a head shot of Jaida Elcock
2020 Sea Life Showdown Champion Jaida Elcock will be returning to defend her title!

7: Global Ocean Predator Conservation

28th November. 13:30 – 14:45 UK time

This session explores what we are doing to protect ocean predators. With real life stories from around the world, meet the scientists & conservationists working on the front-line to conserve these incredible animals.

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Welcome Back & What’s Coming Up – Hosts 13:30 13:35
Protecting Sharks in Camaroon watersLionel Yamb13:3513:50
Whale Sharks & Shipping – Freya Wormersley13:5014:05
Shark fisheries and conservation – Dr Catherine Macdonald 14:0514:20
The Charismatic Bengal Rhinos – a social and ecological gaze Alifa Bintha Haque14:2014:35
Session Close – What’s NextHosts 14:35 14:40

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Live Panel Session with Sylvia Earle & Invited Guests

28th November. 15:00am – 16:00am UK time

Join us to close the Summit with a very special live, panel session to discuss the themes of the Summit with Sylvia Earle Melissa Cristina Márquez and Sarah Fowler. Ask questions live or submit them in advance

Speakers

There will be more than 30 speakers from around the world, including leading scientists & communicators.

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