Swimming with Sharks

Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00pm to 5:00pm

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Photo of diver swimming with a shark

Photo by Tane Casserly of the NOAA Monitor Marine Sanctuary

When

Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Add to calendar 09/23/2022 12:00 09/23/2022 17:00 Swimming with Sharks <p>For one week the Visualization Studio goes underwater for an immersive, up-close look at the beautiful and endangered sand tiger shark, with help from Spot A Shark USA, a citizen-science program focused on sand tiger shark research along the Atlantic coast.</p> <p>Carol Seals Price is an instructor and undergraduate research mentor at NC State University, the Conservation Research Coordinator for the North Carolina Aquariums, and the project manager for Spot A Shark USA. SCUBA divers photograph the sand tiger sharks they encounter and post their images to the Spot A Shark USA website. Dr. Price’s team of aquarium scientists and NC State students then use Wildbook® software to map the unique spot patterns visible along the sides of the photographed sharks to identify individual animals.</p> <p>This immersive exhibit was created by Trevor Thornton, an applications developer in the Libraries’ Digital Library Initiatives department.</p> <p>Be sure to also check out the Why Sharks Matter Book Launch with David Shiffman.</p> Other dates <p>This is a multi-day event, running 12pm–5pm on these dates:</p> September 19, 2022 September 20, 2022 September 21, 2022 (runs 12pm–6pm) September 22, 2022 September 23, 2022 Visualization Studio

Where

Visualization Studio, D. H. Hill Jr. Library

About This Event

For one week the Visualization Studio goes underwater for an immersive, up-close look at the beautiful and endangered sand tiger shark, with help from Spot A Shark USA, a citizen-science program focused on sand tiger shark research along the Atlantic coast.

Carol Seals Price is an instructor and undergraduate research mentor at NC State University, the Conservation Research Coordinator for the North Carolina Aquariums, and the project manager for Spot A Shark USA. SCUBA divers photograph the sand tiger sharks they encounter and post their images to the Spot A Shark USA website. Dr. Price’s team of aquarium scientists and NC State students then use Wildbook® software to map the unique spot patterns visible along the sides of the photographed sharks to identify individual animals.

This immersive exhibit was created by Trevor Thornton, an applications developer in the Libraries’ Digital Library Initiatives department.

Be sure to also check out the Why Sharks Matter Book Launch with David Shiffman.

Other dates

This is a multi-day event, running 12pm–5pm on these dates:

Contact Information

Karen Ciccone
9193574174

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Accessibility

If assistive technology, live captioning, or other accommodations would improve your experience at this event, please contact us. We encourage you to contact us early about this to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.