Sharks are some of the most fascinating, most ecologically important, most threatened, and most 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 the truth is that sharks are not a danger to us—they’re in danger from us. Sharing his own fascinating experiences working with sharks, marine conservation biologist Dr. David Shiffman explains:
* why healthy shark populations are a must for supporting ocean ecosystems—and the coastal economies that depend on them
* why we’re in danger of losing many shark species forever
* what scientists, conservationists, and readers can do to help save these iconic predators
* why so much of what you’ve heard about sharks and how to save them is wrong
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.
Dr. Shiffman will be happy to answer your questions after the talk.
Dr. David Shiffman is a marine conservation biologist who studies sharks and how to protect them, and is the author of the new book “Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator,” available in the UK through BookShop. Follow him on social media @WhySharksMatter