Online event: Adventures of a Field Biologist – Fishes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River, Botswana by Mike Bruton
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Penguin Random House SA and the Struik Nature Club invite you to a Kirstenbosch talk titled ‘Adventures of a Field Biologist: Fishes of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River, Botswana’ by Mike Bruton.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk.

The launch will be livestreamed on the Struik Nature Club and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Facebook pages on the day of the event.

All registrants will be sent a link to the presentation once it has been uploaded to the Penguin Random House SA YouTube channel.

The Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site that harbours one of the most fascinating freshwater fish faunas in Africa. Although only 87 fish species have been recorded from this inland delta they come from a wide variety of families and show remarkable feeding, breeding and survival adaptations for life in this ever-changing wetland. The talk is based on the authors’ own experiences researching and conserving fishes in Botswana and includes descriptions of several interesting and amusing anecdotes in the life of a field biologist.

Professor Mike Bruton is a past director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology, now the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity in Makhanda (Grahamstown) and the Education Trust at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

He has conducted extensive research on freshwater fishes in southern Africa, including the Okavango Delta, and is internationally known for his work on fish conservation. In 2001 he was awarded the National Science & Technology Forum’s award for contributions to science by an individual and in 2021 he received the prestigious Marloth Medal from the Royal Society of South Africa for his contributions to science and science communication. He now works in retirement as a consultant in Cape Town through Mike Bruton Imagineering and is mainly involved in designing science centres and museums.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022
Time: 10:30-11:30 SAST
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