October 20-21st, 2017
Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel, Eilat, Israel
*Symposium held in English*
Details of the Symposium
Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned Marine Biologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, first female Chief Scientist for NOAA and Director of Mission Blue, is coming to Israel to join Drs. Demian Chapman, Yannis Papastamatiou, and James Thorburn on a discussion of recent developments in sharks and rays research, the existent threats to their survival, and attempts to conserve them on our seas & oceans.
Amos Nachoum - one of the leading wildlife photographers and ocean explorers today. Dr. Sylvia Earle is returning to Israel with Amos' distinguished support. 37 years ago, Amos invited Dr. Sylvia Earle and Buzz Aldrin, on an expedition to the Red Sea where they forged a special relationship. They joined together in Tel Aviv on November 1980 and continued to the Red Sea on a mission to bring the Photoblepharon fish to the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco.
With his great effort, and support of the University of Haifa, The Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Israel Diving Authority, EcoOcean, Dr. Sylvia Earle is gracing our shores once more to promote the conservation of sharks and rays in Israel.
The Morris Kahn Marine Research Station, Israel's newest long-term marine research station, is the sole shark tagging operation in the country, overseeing the dusky and sandbar shark tagging each winter season. Together with the above-mentioned donors, we are all happy to host a two-day symposium, with several events and talks by the most prominent marine scientists abroad and in Israel.