QNHG Talk: Past and Current Research on the Dugong Population in Qatar
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Past and Current Research on the Dugong Population in Qatar
Talk by Dr. Jennifer Dupont, Research Director at ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ)
Date: January 7, 2015
Refreshments from 6.30pm. Q and A afterwards
Where: Doha English Speaking School, Madinat Khalifa South,
The talk will provide background on the biology, feeding behaviour, habitat preference, and significance of dugongs in coastal waters around the globe. We will then focus in on specifics of past research projects in the region and our current state of knowledge on population abundance and distribution in the Arabian Gulf. We will close with a discussion on an ongoing multi-stakeholder research effort, including details about how the public can assist with sample identification and collection to contribute to enhanced understanding of this iconic species.