At this month’s club meeting, we have a special guest, Dr Laura Ryan to talk about shark behaviours and deterrents. Come to our meeting to learn more about sharks. There will be a presentation of recent activities and a meat raffle. The spear gun and fins raffles are still ongoing as well.
Below is the abstract of her talk:
Shark perspective: vision and electroreception in sharks
It is important to understand a shark's behaviour from their perspective. Sharks have very different eyes to our own so see things very differently. They also have an extra sense, which is the ability to detect weak electric fields. Neurobiology Dr Laura Ryan will discuss these senses with the implication this can have in regard to human encounters with sharks. As a keen surfer and free diver, Laura’s research has implications in the design of shark deterrents and she will share her extensive knowledge on current commercial shark deterrent devices.