Wildlife on Tap Lecture Series: The Secret Lives of New England Sharks

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Date(s) - March 27, 2019
12:00 am

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Cape Cod Beer
Hyannis

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The Wildlife on Tap lecture series at Cape Cod Beer is a special event each winter where attendees can learn about wildlife over some fine beverages. Each presenter in the series is an expert in the field. Come have a beer and learn something new about some of Cape Cod’s majestic creatures from the charismatic individuals who have made it their life’s mission to protect!

3/27/19 The Secret Lives of New England sharksPresented By: Simon Thorrold, Ph.D, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionThe ocean around New England is home to a stunning array of pelagic sharks and rays, yet we know remarkably little about the ecology of these amazing predators. This is problematic for effective conservation and management of their populations and, in one notable case (the white shark), public safety. We are using satellite tags to gain a better understanding of the shark and ray movements in the North Atlantic Ocean, with some surprising results.  Closing the knowledge gap on pelagic predators in our waters is essential if we are to effectively conserve these species in the face of increasing pressure on ocean ecosystem services and the potential effects of climate change on the global ocean.

MA Audubon Member $10, Non-member $13



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