Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea, but because they can travel vast distances and dive to great depths, they are difficult to study and there are still many mysteries surrounding their biology and ecology. Whale sharks are an endangered species and their biggest threats are from humans and changes to the ocean caused by climate change.
Samantha will introduce us to these charismatic and enigmatic giants and explain some of the innovative research that is helping to understand their mysteries, including a global a citizen science project that you can contribute to.
This event is part of the Gold Coast Libraries 'Science of the Sea' program.
Don't forget to explore our recommended National Science Week reading list.