- When: Thursday 23 September 2021 7:00 pm - Thursday 23 September 2021 8:00 pm
- Admission: Admission Free
- Booking: Booking required
- Booking URL: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-scientist-marine-mammals-in-the-firth-of-forth-online-talk-tickets-168705218851
- Suitability: 12+
For this special event, Emily Hague, PhD researcher based at Heriot-Watt University, will tell us all about the marine mammals that can be seen in the Firth of Forth.
The Firth of Forth is a vast waterway on the east coast of Scotland, filled with a wide array of habitats and home to a huge number of species. It is an extremely important area for a number of seabird species, and is also home to unique sandbank and gravel habitats that are protected as they support such a rich variety of sea creatures. Such a rich variety of life means larger marine life, like whales, dolphins and seals, also present in high numbers within the Forth. Emily’s talk will focus on the marine mammals within the Forth and will discuss which species you might be able to spot from the shore, human activities ongoing in the Forth that might be impacting them, and most excitingly – how you can help contribute towards research aiming to conserve them.
Emily is a PhD researcher based at Heriot Watt University, investigating human impacts to marine mammals. Previous to this, Emily worked at the Sea Mammal Research Unit in St Andrews, working on a number of projects including the Firth of Forth and Tay boat-based dolphin photo-ID project. Sign up to hear more about Emily’s work, and to find out how you can help the fantastic creatures that call our local waters home.
This event is FREE, but numbers are limited.
Please register to attend.