February 17, 2022
Lightning Talks: Sharks!
Where Virtual streaming on YouTube
When November 18, 2021 at 6pm PST
Join us as we kick off the new season of our popular Lightning Talks virtual events with an always-fascinating topic: sharks! Learn surprising facts and be mesmerized as five speakers talk for five minutes each about the amazing world of sharks, and efforts underway to protect and restore their populations around the world. You’ll come away with renewed awe for these incredible and often-misunderstood animals!
After the presentations, join the conversation and ask questions of the experts during our Q & A session. We look forward to seeing you (virtually!) there.
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Tune in for the live event at 6pm Pacific time on November 18 by visiting the Seattle Aquarium YouTube channel.
Topics and speakers
Sharks, lies, and videotape: what we learned from watching 201 episodes of “Shark Week”
Lisa Whitenack—Allegheny College
Don’t call them shark attacks
Chris Pepin-neff- Author
Captive breeding as a strategy for helping shark recovery
Grant Abel— Seattle Aquarium
Diversifying the depiction of shark scientists on TV
Jasmin Graham—Minorities in Shark Science (MISS)
Bioinspiration from a car-sized fish: manta rays inspire new water filtration technologies
Misty Paig-Tran—California State University Fullerton