Every year around 600 porpoises, dolphins and whales (collectively known as cetaceans) strand around the UK coast. Why do these stranding events occur and what role does bycatch (accidental entanglement in fishing gear) play?
Following the success of previous events at the Zoological Society of London, join us for a very special online-only event as you join us live behind-the-scenes of ZSL for the opportunity to see a cetacean post-mortem, revealing the important work of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP).
Hear from our experts and ask them your questions as we demonstrate how vital information is gathered and analysed, how the cause of death is determined, and what this unique research can tell us about the impact of bycatch on cetaceans in UK waters.
The event will be streamed live from this page on Monday 12th March at 19:00 GMT.
The UK Cetaceans Strandings Investigation Programme is co-funded by Defra and the Devolved Governments in Scotland and Wales. For more information about the programme please visit www.ukstrandings.org
Please be aware that the event will feature graphic footage of a post-mortem being conducted in real time. Because of the nature of the event it is recommended that only adults and supervised children view the live stream.
This event is being run as part of British Science Week, the UK's biggest celebration of science.