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Why Sharks Matter Lecture and Book Signing with David Shiffman

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Graphic with book cover for "Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World's Most Misunderstood Predator" and a headshot of David Shiffman, a white male with short dark hair and short facial hair

Get submerged in the amazing world of sharks! Your expert host, award-winning marine biologist Dr. David Shiffman, will show you how — and why — we should protect these mysterious, misunderstood guardians of the ocean.

Join us in the WRAL 3D Theater for an engaging presentation, Q&A, and book signing with marine conservation biologist, Dr. David Shiffman.

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.

In “Why Sharks Matter“, Dr. Shiffman explains why it’s crucial that we overcome our misconceptions and rise above cinematic jump scares to embrace sharks as the imperiled and elegant ocean guardians they really are.

The book “Why Sharks Matter” will be available for purchase at the event from Quail Ridge Books.

This event is free to attend. Seating in the WRAL 3D Theater is first-come, first served. Doors open at 6 PM.

Presented in partnership with the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)

About Our Speaker

David Shiffman, PhD, is a marine conservation biologist at Arizona State University. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, National Geographic, and Scientific American, and he writes a monthly column in Scuba Diving Magazine. He can be found on Twitter at @WhySharksMatter, where he’s always happy to answer questions about sharks.


September 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


WRAL 3D Theater

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