Fins & Feathers: Australian Conservation from Top to Bottom


Matt McLaughlin, Life Support Systems Coordinator, Minnesota Zoo
Date:  Friday, June 22, 2018
Time:  7:30-8:30 p.m.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, one of the presenters will not be available to talk about the “Feathers” portion of the program.

From the furthest northern point of the mainland to the southern island of Tasmania, Minnesota Zoo staff has been supporting several conversation projects in Australia. Matt McLaughlin worked in the field with Sharks and Rays Australia (SARA) to collect and survey juvenile sawfish. Population survey data collected on these apex predators will be used by the Australian government to determine conservation practices, poaching enforcement priorities, and river pollution control.

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Program Details

  • Date: 06/22/2018
  • Time: 7:30 PM

Event Details:

Date: 06/22/2018
Time: 7:30 pm-8:30 pm