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Public Talk – Professor Simon Goldsworthy, Principal Scientist at SARDI

2 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Australian sea lions. An iconic and endangered South Australian mammal

This event will occur at the Plympton Community Centre, with virtual attendance also (using Zoom communications software)

Simon Goldsworthy

As Principal Scientist at the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s Aquatic Sciences Centre, in Adelaide, Professor Simon Goldsworthy heads the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing and Aquaculture program. His group undertakes research to support the ecologically sustainable development of South Australia’s seafood industry.

This includes

  • assessing and mitigating interactions with protected species;
  • undertaking population and ecological studies to inform conservation and management of protected species;
  • undertaking ecological modelling to inform fishery and aquaculture management;
  • and developing decision-support tools for ecosystem-based fishery management.

His talk will provide an overview of pinniped species in South Australia, their biology and ecology, and key human impacts from historic sealing to fisheries interactions.  Much of the talk will focus on the Australian sea lion, a species in decline that has recently been uplisted to Endangered.

To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting.

Register in advance to attend meeting virtually

After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you plan to attend in person, please note that meeting strict adherence to COVID-19 restrictions is important.  If you have not received a designated job to help organize the meeting you will not be admitted to the Hall until 6.15 pm. Unfortunately we are limited to two hours occupation of the Hall so there will be no refreshments.  Please sign in and provide your contact details (for insurance and contact tracing) and please use hand sanitizer.

At the Plympton Community Centre34 Long Street, Plympton.

(200 metres E of Marion Rd, and 300 metres N of Anzac Highway).

Bus from the city via Anzac Highway. Routes: 245, 248, 262, 263, 265, M44, N262.
Closest stop is Stop 9, then approximately 350 metre walk along Long Street.

Bus from the city via Marion Road. Routes 100, 101, H20.
Closest stop is Stop 10 (east side is approximately 100 metres south of Long street). Stop 10 (west side is on the other side of Moringie Ave. approx. 100 metres north of Long Street). Then approx.250 metre walk along Long Street.

Entry by donation (minimum of $2).

Bookings not required

At the start of each meeting a ten-minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’

will be given by a BCSA committee member.

Printable (PDF) 2021 public talks schedule

If an advertised speaker is not available, we will try to provide an alternative speaker of similar interest.

The views of presenters are their personal views, and the BCSA does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.


2 March
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Gerry Butler
0407 972 149


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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