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Come visit us – and meet the baby rays!

 

Dutch shark Society is one of the partners in the project “Sharks and rays back into the North Sea” (see http://www.dutchsharksociety.org/sharks-and-rays-back-into-the-north-sea/).

On Sunday May 19th, 2019,  we have a special day, where those interested in learning more about this project and (Dutch) sharks and rays, can visit us! 

The facilities will be open from 11.30 to 15.30 hrs and we will offer two events with the same programme:

First event, starting 11.45 hrs, duration approx. 1,5 hrs:

  • Presentation by Georgina Wiersma
  • Guided tour to meet the baby rays, Michael Laterveer, director of Blue Linked will be available for your questions about breeding 
  • Dissection of a real shark by marine biologist Dorien Schröder

Second event, 13.45 hrs, duration approx. 1,5 hrs:

  • Presentation by Georgina Wiersma
  • Guided tour to meet the baby rays, Michael Laterveer, director of Blue Linked will be available for your questions about breeding 
  • Dissection of a real shark by marine biologist Dorien Schröder

We will charge a small entrance fee of 6 euro/person to cover our costs and for our educational materials.

Visitors will be served coffee, tea and soft drinks free of charge, and each visitor will get a free eggcase & Dutch Shark and Ray ID guide and an eggcase.

 

 

 

 

 

  The project “Sharks and Rays back into the North Sea” is a collaboration of

  • Dutch Worldwide Fund for Nature (wnf.nl)
  • Breeding Facility Blue Linked (www.bluelinked.nl).
  • Dutch Recreational Angling Union (Sportvisserij Nederland, sportvisserijnederland.nl)
  • North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee, www.noordzee.nl) and
  • Dutch Shark Society (www.dutchsharksociety.org)

The project has several pillars, like education, bycatch mitigation, protection and conservation and also the possible re-introduction of endangered species, and builds on the Dutch Shark Action Plan of the Worldwide Fund for Nature, the Dutch department of Economic Affairs and other partners. The aim:  ‘A North Sea with a healthy ecosystem with healthy populations of sharks and rays’. This should be realized in 2030.

Dorien Schröder dissects a small spotted cat shark!

For the possible re-introduction part, following the guidelines of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, eggs of thornback rays, a pilot speciesare raised and hatched at the breeding facilities of Blue Linked. These rays will all be tagged and released in the Dutch sea waters.

 

 

If you want to participate, drop us a line through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dutchsharksociety/), or via georgina@dutchsharksociety.org!

Address of Blue Linked: 

Kanaalweg 50
3526 KM Utrecht

N.B. The breeding center of Blue Linked is situated in the same building as the Gemeentelijk Fietsendepot, Utrecht.

Public transport:
9292.nl: reisadvies station Utrecht centraal naar Kanaalweg 50

Bus lines:
Connexxion 74 Vianen, stop Anne Frankplein
Connexxion 77 Nieuwegein Waterbies, stop Anne Frankplein
Directions: Google Maps: Halte Anne Frankplein – Fietsendepot

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