On the extinct warrah, Dale's time on the cruise ships and Falkland Islands Fisheries.
Watch Group join the Past Finders youth group for Dales Presentation at the Museum on Saturday 20th March. It’s important that youth groups share similar interests and have a good working relationship, local natural history and environmental.
Three years in the planning and Dale has arrived!
What a fantastic presentation with lots of knowledge and experience at a very young age and only 24years old. Dale started his presentation by talking about the extinct warrah with a slide show. Dale found the skeletal remains of a warrah at his family home on the west Falkland Islands, Spring Point Farm when he was a young boy. The skeleton of the warrah was sent to the Natural History Museum in London and they came back and said it was over 1,000 years old. So Dale is quite famous in his findings. The warrah bones are now on display in the Falkland Islands Museum upstairs in the natural history exhibition.
Dale worked on the small cruise ships during the tourist season for a couple of years and done presentations to around 150 guests on board. He also helped crew with other duties when needed. Dropping safety equipment onshore before tourists when on land at South Georgia and the Antarctica. The weather could be very challenging at times. Dale showed footage of a whale encounter and engaged the children by pointing out the different types of whales and seals.
Last part of Dales talk was on his time at present working for Falkland Islands Fisheries Department. Dale has not long been back off a trawler and bought in some fish specimens to show the group. This was huge excitement, Dale had a flow chart and the group had to identify same species but have to be separated for example squid small is Ioligo and the larger Ilex. Looking if they have a round nose, smooth, rough or spiky. The children on with the gloves and got stuck in. Dale had a head of a tooth fish, different types of ray, squid and other species.
Huge thank you to Dale for coming into the Museum, the Past Finders and Watch Group thoroughly enjoyed your talk and look forward to seeing you again in the future.