Title: Expert from Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' Discusses Ecology of White Shark at Rochester Museum & Science Center
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Dates/Times: February 5 at 7:30pm
Admission: Single lecture ticket: $15 adult, $8 student. See below for further pricing details.
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Expert from Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' Discusses Ecology of White Shark at Rochester Museum & Science Center
ROCHESTER, NY—Attendees to the next Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lecture at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) gain new insight into the fascinating behaviors of white sharks in the North Atlantic. The speaker, Dr. Gregory Skomal, is a marine fisheries scientist and author and was featured on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." The lecture takes place at 7:30pm on February 5 in the RMSC Eisenhart Auditorium.
Through the presentation, 'JAWS' Revisited: New insights into the ecology of the white shark in the North Atlantic, attendees will learn about the latest technology used to track and study white sharks. There is strong evidence that white sharks have expanded their foraging strategies to include active predation on the North Atlantic gray seal off Cape Cod, Mass. For the first time, researchers have predictable access to white sharks. From 2009-2013, Skomal and the team tagged 39 white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod with coded acoustic transmitters and/or satellite-based tracking tags to examine movements, habitat use, site fidelity, residency and feeding behavior.
Dr. Skomal has been a senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program (MSRP). He holds a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has written dozens of scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and numerous television networks.
Upcoming lectures in the Science on the Edge series include:
Recent Activities and Discoveries of the Mars Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity
Wednesday, February 19: 7:30pm
Presenter: Robert Sullivan, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
The 21st Century Nanotechnology Landscape: Health, Safety, and Nanomedicine Applications
Wednesday, April 16: 7:30pm
Presenter: Sara Brenner, MD, MPH, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Each presentation is followed by a brief reception where visitors enjoy snacks, beverages and meet the presenter. All lectures are held in the Eisenhart Auditorium on the RMSC campus at 657 East Avenue. Ticket prices include:
Series Tickets: RMSC Members: $35 adult, $20 student*; General Public: $45 adult, $25 student*
Single Lecture Tickets: RMSC Members: $14 adult, $7 student*; General Public: $15 adult, $8 student*
*students through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID.
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