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It’s official: The Ocean Mapping Expedition is now one of the « affiliate events » of The World Science Festival, which will take place from 22 to 26 March 2017 throughout the capital of Queensland. Whoever shows interest for the event and the variety of events proposed to the public will recognize the familiar « skyline » not of the city but of Fleur de Passion on the festival’s website (, while the boat is expected to be dock downtownn from this Saturday 18 March until 28 March.

During public visits on board, people will have the opportunity to discover the two scientific programs carried on as part of the missions of the expedition on sound and plastic pollution. They will in particular be able to listen live to the noises from the Brisbane river thanks to the manual hydrophone of the program « 20,000 sounds under the seas » and will have the privileged to be explained what is at stake with so called « sound pollution » of the oceans by French biologist Michel André from the Laboratory of Bioacoustic Applications from the Technical University of Catalunia and partner of the expedition. A unique occasion to get an idea about what marine animals experiment due the development of human activity.

Public visits on Fleur de Passion: Sunday 19, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March from 10am to 6pm, every 30 minutes

Venue: Riverlife, Kangaroo Point

By groups of up to 15 people at a time

Fee: free

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