【National Geographic Seminar】 

Marine conservation of the world-famous dive sites

On the east coast of Isabela Island, a school of Galápagos fur seals is hunting yellowfin tuna. The seals drive the yellowfin tuna to the shoal or bite their heads to die. The number of Galápagos fur seals is expected to decrease as the climate changes.

A California bat ray swims along cortez shoal which is full of surfgrass and kelps. It digs into the sand and surfgrass by its mouth to find out mollusca, worm and other food.

Cortez shoal is one of the place which most marine mammals habitat in. About thirty species stay there for a period of time every year, including these northern right whale dolphins.

Jheng Ming-Siou has been doing research on Taiping Island when he was young. He knows a lot about surrounding marine ecology and the changes of the South China Sea Islands, in addition, he also proposes government driving out overfishing ships and establishing marine national park. “Marine sanctuaries are aquatic banks with sustainable fishery resources. Marine resources are public goods, not for any fisherman and fisheries in Taiwan should change their mind. “ he says.

【Information】
Date:2018/1/26 - Friday
Time:19:00 - 21:30(Seminar will start at 19:30)
Venue:Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 2F - SONYANG CREATIVE LAB.

Please check www.natgeomedia.com for online registration.