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Hot Science Cool Talks: Save the … Sharks?! [not a CFI event]

Date:
April 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Jacinto Residence Hall
309 E 21st St
Austin, TX 78712 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry – Austin

Description:

You should register to attend at the ESI page: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/talk/save-the-sharks/

What is the talk about?
“We have been hating sharks on general principles for centuries … now it is high time that they should pay up.” This was a 1928 invitation to harvest sharks in Scientific Monthly (now Science). This mentality has been accepted by generations of fishermen and fishery managers. However, modern science shows many of the world’s shark stocks have decreased to unprecedented levels, placing ocean ecosystems in peril. Through his research and interactions with sharks, Dr. Stunz will share the history and current status of their declines, and their future along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event.

About our presenter
Dr. Stunz is a Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Stunz’s interest is in a healthy Gulf of Mexico. He investigates how human activities impact the habitat and health of sharks and other fishes. He uses the powerful tool of satellite telemetry to track movement patterns and lifestyles of these amazing creatures.