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Science Cafe: Following Sharks

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Attaching a tracking device to a great white shark. Photo courtesy Chris Fischer/OCEARCH.

What kind of sharks live along the North Carolina coast?  Where and when do these sharks travel near our state? Join us to learn about the research being conducted by OCEARCH, an organization generating critical scientific data related to tracking (telemetry) and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white and tiger sharks.  Our speaker will introduce us to the Global Shark Tracker, which allows the public to track and learn about sharks in near real time for free. This science cafe is brought to us through a partnership with the Department of Environmental Quality and the NC Aquariums.

About Our Speaker

Chris Fischer, the Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader for OCEARCH, has led 20 global expeditions since 2007 to advance science and education, facilitating millions of dollars in collaborative ocean research on apex predators involving over 50 scientists and 20 institutions. Fischer’s goals are to enable scientists and governments around the world to generate groundbreaking open-source data while enabling dynamic STEM education for school children.

Releasing a tagged great white shark. Photo courtesy Chris Fischer/OCEARCH.



January 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Daily Planet Cafe

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Katey Ahmann