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At Sharks And Rays Australia, we believe that long-term conservation goals can only be achieved if they are based on sound science, public outreach and working with local stakeholders. As such, SARA was formed with the aim to run research expeditions with the involvement of the general public.

SARA is based in the city of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. Cairns is often referred to as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Well over hundred thousand people flock to the Great Barrier Reef from here every year, to experience the largest reef ecosystem in the world. But Cairns is also the last big city on the way north to the remote regions of Cape York Peninsula. The landscapes of Cape York are ancient, sparsely inhabited and highly variable due to the alternating dry and wet seasons.

What not many people know is that these ecosystems, the Great Barrier Reef and also the river systems and coast lines of Cape York Peninsula are inhabited by various species of sharks, rays, and sawfishes. For one species of sawfish, the rivers in Northern Australia may actually be their last retreat.

For more information on our research and on how to get involved please see here and check out our facebook page for updates.

 

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If you're in Perth next week make sure to check out this public lecture at Murdoch Uni! ... See MoreSee Less

From salamanderfish to sawfish, what's lurking in our inland waterways and how can we help them? Join us at our next public lecture as Dr Stephen Beatty takes us on a journey through our unique waterways from the Kimberley to the south coast. Drawing on his research and using recent underwater and aerial video footage, the event will highlight key threats faced by our species, both now and into the future. Steve will also be joined by other freshwater and estuarine scientists for a panel discussion with the audience. For more info and to secure your spot, please visit: bit.ly/2sTrJpY

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Public lecture: What's lurking in our inland waterways?

June 19, 2017, 6:00pm

Murdoch Uni

From salamanderfish to sawfish, what's lurking in our inland waterways and how can we help them? Join us at our next public lecture as Dr Stephen Beatty takes us on a journey through our unique waterways from the Kimberley to the south coast. Drawing on his research and using recent underwater and aerial video footage, the event will highlight key threats faced by our species, both now and into the future. Steve will also be joined by other freshwater and estuarine scientists for a panel discussion with the audience. For more info and to secure your spot, please visit: bit.ly/2sTrJpY

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