Why Sharks Matter Book Talk

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
4:30pm to 5:30pm

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When

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Add to calendar 09/21/2022 16:30 09/21/2022 17:30 Why Sharks Matter Book Talk <p>Sharks are some of the most fascinating, most ecologically important, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals on Earth. The truth is that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us. In this event, marine conservation biologist Dr. David Shiffman will talk about his new book, Why Sharks Matter, and explain 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. There will be copies of Dr. Shiffman's book for sale.</p> <p>Book Summary: Exploring the core tenets of shark conservation science and policy, Shiffman synthesizes decades of scientific research and policymaking, weaving it into a narrative full of humor and adventure. Touching on everything from Shark Week to shark fin soup, overfishing to marine sanctuaries, Shiffman reveals why sharks are in trouble, why we should care, and how we can save them. Perfect for shark enthusiasts, Why Sharks Matter is an approachable, informative guide to the world of shark conservation and the passionate, fascinating, brilliant people who work to understand and protect our oceans. This fun read will have you looking at sharks with a fresh perspective and an understanding that the survival of sharks is crucial to the survival of another apex predator—ourselves.</p> <p>Dr. Shiffman will be joined by NC State instructor and undergraduate research mentor Dr. Carol Price, who will talk about student shark research showcased in the immersive exhibit Swimming with Sharks. The event will be hosted by Ben Regester (Senior, Marine Science and Environmental Education) and Ben Rinehart (Junior, Marine Science), who work with Dr. Price on the Spot A Shark program.</p> <p>This event will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.</p> <p>This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Marine Science Club.</p> Fishbowl Forum

Where

Fishbowl Forum, D. H. Hill Jr. Library

About This Event

Sharks are some of the most fascinating, most ecologically important, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals on Earth. The truth is that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us. In this event, marine conservation biologist Dr. David Shiffman will talk about his new book, Why Sharks Matter, and explain 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. There will be copies of Dr. Shiffman's book for sale.

Book Summary: Exploring the core tenets of shark conservation science and policy, Shiffman synthesizes decades of scientific research and policymaking, weaving it into a narrative full of humor and adventure. Touching on everything from Shark Week to shark fin soup, overfishing to marine sanctuaries, Shiffman reveals why sharks are in trouble, why we should care, and how we can save them. Perfect for shark enthusiasts, Why Sharks Matter is an approachable, informative guide to the world of shark conservation and the passionate, fascinating, brilliant people who work to understand and protect our oceans. This fun read will have you looking at sharks with a fresh perspective and an understanding that the survival of sharks is crucial to the survival of another apex predator—ourselves.

Dr. Shiffman will be joined by NC State instructor and undergraduate research mentor Dr. Carol Price, who will talk about student shark research showcased in the immersive exhibit Swimming with Sharks. The event will be hosted by Ben Regester (Senior, Marine Science and Environmental Education) and Ben Rinehart (Junior, Marine Science), who work with Dr. Price on the Spot A Shark program.

This event will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.

This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Marine Science Club.

Featured Speakers

Contact Information

Karen Ciccone

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.