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This event occurred on
December 1, 2021
6:00pm - 8:30pm AWST
(UTC +8hrs)
Perth, Western Australia

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WA Museum Boola Bardip
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Event type:
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Adrian Gleiss

Behavioural Ecologist
Dr Adrian Gleiss is the research leader for marine megafauna at the Harry Butler Institute in Perth, Western Australia, and a senior lecturer in Marine Biology at Murdoch University.

Alan Jamieson

Marine Biologist and Deep Ocean Explorer
Professor Alan Jamieson is the founding Director of the Minderoo-UWA Deep Sea Research Centre at the University of Western Australia. His research is focused on the deepest places in our oceans. He was the first British person to dive below 6km and at that time the 8th deepest diving person in history.

Emily Lester

Marine Scientist
Dr Emily Lester is a marine scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and a passionate advocate for the inclusion of women in science. Grateful thanks to Marcelle Ayad for video analysis, Mark Meekan and Kim Brooks for fieldwork assistance and Mark McCormick for loaning the model predators.

Mick O'Leary

Marine Geoscientist
Dr Mick O’Leary is a multidisciplinary marine scientist at the University of Western Australia. His research themes include climate change, reef resilience, coastal evolution and submerged landscape archaeology. Thank you to the Ngarda-Ngarli traditional owner groups who supported the underwater archaeological research in Murujuga and provided permissions for their stories to be told; to the fellow researchers at UWA, Flinders and James Cook Universities whose collective efforts lead to the discovery of indigenous underwater archaeological sites in Murujuga.

Organizing team


Perth, Australia


Perth, Australia