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“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.
Cool Activities: 5:30 - 6:40 pm
Talk with Q & A: 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Please note that the talk may contain graphic images/videos so the talk may not be appropriate for young children.
Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion for science, technology, engineering and math with the general public.
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Burdine Hall (BUR), 106 (Auditorium)
2505 UNIVERSITY AVE , Austin, Texas 78712