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Why Sharks Matter! - Virtual

In observance of Shark Appreciation Week

2022-07-25 17:00:00 2022-07-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Why Sharks Matter! - Virtual Virtual Branch

Monday, July 25
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-25 17:00:00 2022-07-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Why Sharks Matter! - Virtual Join marine conservation biologist, David Shiffman, to understand why he says that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us. Virtual Branch

Join marine conservation biologist, David Shiffman, to understand why he says that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us.

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Sharks are some of the most fascinating, ecologically important, threatened, and misunderstood animals on Earth. More often feared than revered, their role as predators of the deep have earned them a reputation as a major threat to humans. But, says marine conservation biologist David Shiffman, the truth is that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us.

Shiffman examines why it's crucial that we overcome our misconceptions and rise above cinematic jump scares to embrace sharks as the imperiled and elegant ocean guardians they really are. Sharing his own fascinating experiences working with them, Shiffman explains why healthy shark populations are essential for supporting ocean ecosystems—and the coastal economies that depend on them.

Touching on everything from Shark Week to shark fin soup, overfishing to marine sanctuaries, Shiffman reveals why these iconic predators are in trouble, why we should care, and how scientists, conservationists, and individuals can save them.

Shiffman is a marine conservation biologist at Arizona State University and author of Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World's Most Misunderstood Predator (Johns Hopkins University Press).

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