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New Research Collaberation with UC Davis

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:37
Prof. Pete Klimley and Alex McInturfundertake
fieldwork at Malin Head, Ireland
Prof. Pete Klimley and Alex McInturfundertake<br>fieldwork at Malin Head, Ireland
(c) E. Johnston 2017

New Research Collaboration with UC Davis

We are very happy to announce that starting in 2018 we will officially form a new collaborative relationship with University California, Davis. This new research focused collaboration builds on our existing partnership with the Schools of Biological Sciences at Queens University Belfast. New research projects are currently being planned for the Malin head Study site and we are all looking forward to working with our new American based partners in further developing the Malin sea area as an international study site for best practice conservation led science.

The Inishowen based shark group welcomed Alex McInturf a graduate student at UC Davis and Dr. Peter Klimley a senior professor at UC Davis during August of 2017. This recce mission was deemed a success and with the assistance of Queens University a formal research relationship is being established.  The group hope that by tapping into the experience and resources of UC Davis they will be able to not just build collaborative links with other marine scientists but further our goals of raising awareness, appreciation and understanding of the basking shark in Irish and International waters. You can read Alex’s 2017 Blog on her month in the field at Malin Head through this link: https://alexandramcinturf.squarespace.com/new-index/