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Tiger Shark Research

Lecture

This seminar will present cutting-edge research looking at the physiological, ecological, and social vulnerabilities of various coastal and pelagic shark species in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean to commercial and recreational fishing. This research will show that the natural history of sharks - the details of what fascinates us most about them - may be one of the most important aspects of determining their extinction risk and applying subsequent conservation measures. Austin will also focus a portion of the presentation on the Atlantic tiger shark, presenting exciting satellite tagging results on the extensive and shocking movements of these apex predators throughout the Atlantic Ocean.

Austin Gallagher is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, studying marine predator ecology and conservation, as well as the social and political implications of our interactions with them.  
 
You can check out this short film by Austin here.
 
$10 per person
All proceeds to benefit Shark Research and Education through Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
 
Reservations Recommended:
508-896-3867, ext.133
http://www.atlanticwhiteshark.org/
OR at the door.