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Forum highlights work of SCU Whale Research Centre


Brigid Veale
29 March 2005
Migaloo the white whale, Bottlenose dolphins and Humpback whale migration will be among the topics discussed at the inaugural Green Room gathering at Southern Cross University on Tuesday, April 5.

The evening forum, which is open to all members of the public, will include a presentation and book signing by renowned Australian author Di Morrisey, who is the patron of the Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre.

The Green Room forums are an initiative of the newly formed Enviro Science Social Club, set up for undergraduate students to promote social, cultural and environmental issues in a relaxed and casual setting.

Club vice-president Melissa Gibbes said this first forum was a great opportunity for members of the Byron/Lismore and surrounding community to see the work being done by the SCU Whale Research Centre.

"We would like to welcome the community to see what's happening not only locally, but globally. The SCU Whale Research Centre includes some outstanding researchers working on whales and dolphins," Ms Gibbes said.

Among the speakers on the night will be SCU Whale Research Centre director Associate Professor Peter Harrison; author and centre patron Di Morrisey; PhD researchers Dan Burns, Megan Anderson, and Christine Fury; and Master of Science researcher Daniele Cagnazzi.

The forum will be held in the Zest Function Room and Restaurant, Campus Central, from 6pm to 9pm. Refreshments will be served and are available throughout the evening. Cost for non-members is $10. There will also be a raffle of a breaching whale poster, with proceeds of the evening going to the SCU Whale Research Centre.

For reservations or further information contact Sarah Cullen on 66203650.