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Slimy secrets

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6pm | Start time 6:30pm | End time 8:30pm
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Deadly jellyfish, mysterious eels. Uncover the secrets of our local slimy friends. Food will be available for purchase from Samosa Hub.

Tricks of an elusive moray eel revealed

Dr Brendan Ebner (Aquatic Scientist, James Cook University)
Let us take you on an adventure - part science, part obsession - focused on the only known moray (eel) to live in freshwater. Where does it go? What does it eat? How does it outperform a Level-7 yoga instructor? Yep - all the big questions!

Dr Ebner is a researcher at TropWATER, James Cook University, focused on the ecology, behaviour and conservation of rare and threatened fishes. He uses remote cameras and snorkels, and is interested in societal interactions with fish.

Irukandji jellyfish: The deadliest catch

A/Prof Jamie Seymour (Associate Professor, James Cook University)
Irukandji jellyfish are infamous in the far north for their deadly reputation. However, beside their potent sting, what do we really know about them? Join us to uncover the charm of these gelatinous critters and see what makes them uniquely ours!

Jamie Seymour is an associate professor at James Cook University and the founder of the Tropical Australian Stinger Research Unit where he and his team study all things box jellyfish. When he isn't catching these dangerous critters he can be found behind the microphone or infront of the camera doing science outreach.
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