Starting March 23, 2020 we will be hosting free LIVE webinars with shark scientists, divers, videographers, photographers, conservationists and more

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MARCH 25-APriL 3



Previously Recorded

Power of Predators with Dr. Enie Hensel

Mar 30, 10 am EST https://zoom.us/j/920777853

Enie received her PhD from North Carolina State University in the Department of Applied Ecology. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and has worked in several shark and community ecology laboratories in the southeastern United States. Her current research focuses on human impacts in nearshore ecosystems, specifically investigating the effects of overfishing and loss of habitat complexity in reef ecosystems in The Bahamas. She is also North Carolina’s regional ambassador for Sharks4Kids, a non-profit organization, giving presentations to local grade schools about shark conservation and research.

Why Sharks Matter with Dr. David Shiffman

Mar 31, 10 am EST https://zoom.us/j/177662158

Dr. David Shiffman is a marine conservation biologist who studies sharks, the policies we can use to protect them, and how science influences these policies. He's a Postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University, and is based in Washington, DC. An award-winning public science communicator, Dr. Shiffman has written for the Washington Post, Scientific American, Gizmodo, and a monthly column in SCUBA Diving Magazine. He's one of the most followed scientists in the world on social media, and invites you to follow him on Facebook, twitter, and instagram @ WhySharksMatter where he's always happy to answer any questions anyone has about sharks. 

Tail of Two Sharks with Dr. Jodie Rummer

March 31, 7 pm EST https://zoom.us/j/288657478

Dr. Jodie Rummer’s background is in marine biology and comparative physiology. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. But, prior to joining JCU in 2011 as an ARC Super Science Fellow, Jodie’s academic training started in the U.S. (BSc and MSc degrees, both from the University of West Florida), took her to Canada (PhD from the University of British Columbia), and then to Hong Kong for a short post-doctoral fellowship. Between 2015 and 2017, Jodie held an ARC Early Career Discovery Fellowship, and currently works from several other research grants with her students and colllaborators.

Deep Sea Sharks of the Twilight Zone with Dr. Dean Grubbs

Apr 01, 11 am EST https://zoom.us/j/463317949

Dr. Dean Grubbs is a fish ecologist with interests in the biology of exploited and poorly studied estuarine and marine taxa. Dean is currently Research Faculty III and the Associate Director of Research at Florida State University’s Coastal and Marine Lab where he mentors graduate and undergraduate students and maintains and active research program on the ecology of deepwater and coastal fishes. He received bachelor’s degrees in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami and a doctoral degree in Fisheries Science from the College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Dean was a post-doctoral researcher and faculty member at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology before moving to Florida State University in 2007. He is a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, the NOAA Office of Protected Resources’ Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Team, and NOAA’s SEDAR Advisory Panel for Highly Migratory Species. Dean’s research has been featured in many television documentaries.

How to Draw a Shark with Dr. Julius Csotonyi ( Age 7-11)

April 1, 1 PM EST https://zoom.us/j/774682095

Dr. Julius Csotonyi is a freelance natural history illustrator and biological sciences graduate. His passion has been drawing dinosaurs since childhood, but over the years he has expanded my portfolio to include all branches of scientifically inspired artwork. He has collaborated on projects with several major museums and book publishers from around the globe, including the National Geographic Society and the Royal Tyrrell Museum, working closely with scientists and drawing on my own scientific background. An MSc graduate of Ecology and Environmental Biology (University of Alberta), and a PhD graduate in microbiology (University of Manitoba),

Shark Adaptations with Marine Biologist & Sharks4Kids Founder Jillian Morris

APR 2, 10 AM EST https://zoom.us/j/656125145

Born and raised in Maine, Jillian’s love for the ocean started at an early age and has continued to play an integral role in her adult life. She has spent thousands of hours in the field working and diving with sharks across the globe. She is a marine biologist, shark conservationist, scuba instructor, explorer and educator. She has filmed for numerous television shows and networks, has appeared on Shark Week, is a PADI Ambassadiver, was named Scuba Diving Magazine's July 2016 Sea Hero and was awarded the inaugural Shark Con Shark Hero Award in 2017.  She is the author Norman the Nurse Shark and a member of the prestigious Ocean Artists Society.

A Behind the Camera Look at Photographing Sharks with Ron Watkins

APR 2, 1 PM EST https://zoom.us/j/827386770

Ron Watkins is a professional award winning photographer, writer, expedition leader, and photography instructor specializing in underwater and topside nature photography. Through his imagery and involvement with several ocean conservation related NGOs, Ron is committed to raising awareness of the challenges facing our fragile ecosystems, threatened marine life and especially sharks in hopes of promoting conservation.

A Look into the Eyes of Sharks with Megan Burt

APR 3, 1 PM EST https://zoom.us/j/181172746

Megan Burt received an Associates and Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from UNH. For the past 22 years she have worked as a Veterinary Technician in the New England area with the last 14 years working exclusively in Veterinary Ophthalmology as a technician/clinical supervisor. Throughout her career she has continued to research ophthalmic anatomy on a variety of different species, but my love of sharks has brought her to actively research shark vision in the field, and for the past 3 years she has been working with world-renowned shark expert, Dr. Greg Skomal, the University of Wisconsin, and UC Davis Veterinary School to study vision in sharks, specifically great white sharks.

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Filming Shark Week with Duncan Brake

March 23 at 9 am EST

Duncan Brake is a marine biologist and award winning underwater cinematographer who has traveled, photographed and filmed, extensively throughout the world. From fighting bull elephant seals on the frozen Eden of Antarctica to dueling tiger sharks in the crystal blue waters of The Bahamas; Duncan has captured some unique sequences that have appeared on acclaimed programs and documentaries from BBC's 'Blue Planet Live', ' BBC Shark', 'Discovery's Shark Week' through to Animal Planet's 'Whale Wars'.In addition to filming, Duncan is the media director of Sharks4kids as well as assisting on the board of the world renowned research station; Bimini Sharklab.

Shark Reproduction with Dr. James Sulikowski

Dr. Sulikowski and his laboratory ( Sulikowski Shark and Fish Conservation Lab) of undergraduate and graduate students are dedicated to advancing our knowledge and conservation of sharks and other fish species. Dr. Sulikowski has masters’ degrees in marine biology and physiology as well as a PhD in Zoology. His interdisciplinary research integrates aspects of fisheries biology such as reproduction, maturity, age and growth, the physiological responses to stress and how these parameters influence by-catch mortality, as well as investigating the composition, movements, and spatial/temporal distribution of commercially valuable species in both the coastal and pelagic environments.

What is a Shark with Jenny Bortoluzzi

March 25 at 10 am EST

Jenny is currently a PhD researcher at Trinity College Dublin. She studies the ecology of large marine predators. Her current work focuses on the variation among and within individuals of trophic niches using stable isotopes and individual-based modelling. Her broad interests are understanding the impact human activities have had, are having and will have on these species, the knock-on effect this may have on human populations and how to mitigate them.

The Social Life of Sharks with Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou

March 27 at 10 am EST

Dr. Yannis Peter Papastamatiou is an assistant professor at Florida International University and has been studying the ecology of sharks and other predators for over 20 years. He did his MSc in biology at California State University Long Beach and his PhD in zoology at the University of Hawaii. He is also an avid technical diver, using rebreathers to better understand sharks and the oceans.

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