TedEx Ballybofey, Thu 12th Apr

12th Apr 2018

Speaker; Simon Berrow
Title: Where do Humpbacks Whales in Ireland come from?

In his talk, Simon will present the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group study on humpback whales which are increasing in Irish waters and his attempts to locate their breeding grounds beyond Ireland.
Dr Simon Berrow was a founder member of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and is currently their Head of Science. Simon is also a full-time lecturer at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology teaching on the Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology degree. Simon set and manages a long-term

Shannon Dolphin Study on bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary and spent 2.5 years on South Georgia with the British Antarctic Survey. Simon has worked on whales and dolphins since 1989 largely in Ireland but also in Cape Verde and is organising an expedition to Iceland in May 2018 in search of whales. 

Donegal Connection - Simon has conducted research for his projects around Inishowen and Donegal Bay.

Tickets are still available at https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/26927