February 27, 2012

Brisbane 2011: Living with Floods and Dancing with Dugongs: Part 14- The Dugong Rock

The seminar was rounded off by some dancing with Dewey the Dugong, thanks to Dr. Peter Oliver who wrote and performed ‘Dugong Rock’. Peter also inspired the dancing with his Dugong Rock competition. Also, thanks to Dr. Tanzi Smith, a former University of Queensland student now working in the Mary River Catchment, who drove Dewey all the way down to Brisbane for his performance. And finally, thanks to all of the brave souls who shed their inhibitions for three minutes and joined Dewey in ‘Dugong Rock’ at the Customs House.

Dewey and crowd

Dewey the dugong dancing the "Dugong Rock"

This blog post was created from a presentation by Bill Dennison, delivered at the historic Customs House in Brisbane, Australia on 8 July, 2011 (see previous blog posts). The full powerpoint presentation can be accessed on IAN Press.

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Dr Bill Dennison is a Professor of Marine Science and Vice President for Science Applications at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Dr Dennison’s primary mission within UMCES is to coordinate the Integration and Application Network.
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