[PAST EVENT] VIMS ESL: Sharks, laser beams, and shipwrecks: your role as an underwater shark detective 

February 6, 2019
VIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location
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  • Open to the public

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. Presented by Ms. Avery Paxton, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Scholar, Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC.

There is no charge for this presentation. Seating limited to 60 people. 

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. 


Linda Ward 757-787-5816