Tracking the globetrotters of the animal world with National Geographic Explorer Lucy Hawkes

27 March, 2024 News

Lucy Hawkes is a physiological ecologist who uses state-of-the-art miniaturized electronic tracking tags to study animal movement and migration. As both a scientist and a National Geographic Explorer, she comes to the Athens Science Festival aspiring to fascinate us with a unique Tale of Change about the most frequent travelers of this planet.

Her workshop for adults about “How to track amazing marine animals”, will be a facilitated, hands-on guided journey through the ways in which we can track the movements of wild bluefin tuna, basking sharks and arctic terns – three of the most amazing animal migrants travelling around our seas! Join Explorer Dr. Lucy Hawkes to hear about the latest techniques and equipment used for this cutting edge research and ask all the questions you’ve ever wanted to know about how to catch, tag, and study these amazing animals.

In addition, during her talk on “Exploring the planet through the eyes of migratory animals” Dr. Lucy Hawkes will share with us some of the most interesting tracking stories about the real explorers of our planet: The wild animals that make spectacular, migratory journeys around the globe, touching every part of the world in a beautiful web.

About Lucy Hawkes

Lucy Hawkes obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Exeter in 2007, in which she was the first person to track sea turtles from populations in North Carolina, USA, and the Cape Verde Islands. Her research centers on amazing migrations by some of the greatest animals on the planet.

Sunday 21 April 2024 | Miltiades Evert Auditorium | Time: 17:00

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