The Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory presents their public seminar series on the first Wednesday of the month.
Ms. Avery Paxton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Scholar Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort NC Presents: Sharks, laser beams, and shipwrecks:your role as an underwater shark detective.
Come learn how you can be an underwater shark detective, harnessing advanced technology to solve mysteries of an imperiled shark species, the sand tiger shark. During the evening, we’ll virtually dive on World War II shipwrecks resting in the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’ that are frequented by sand tiger sharks. You’ll learn how our team is studying sand tiger sharks using marine robots outfitted with lasers, photographs from scuba divers, and more. We’ll conclude by discussing opportunities for you to become involved and help our team solve longstanding mysteries about sand tiger sharks.
Wednesday, February 6, 2018
7:30 PM Seaside Hall
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The seminar is free and open to everyone. Seating capacity is 60 people and space is available on a first come-first serve basis. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. For further information call VIMS at 787-5816.
If you would like to access the seminar on your home computer, please go to:
http://vims.adobeconnect.com/afterhours and log in as a guest at the date-time of the event.