SEA Show: Why Sharks Matter

November 29, 2022

Join us for a virtual chat with Dr. David Shiffman, author of the book, Why Sharks Matter.

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. Dr. David 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.

Part of the CILC Community of Learning events.

Suggested audience: Librarians, Parent & Family, Elementary School (ages 5-10), Middle School (ages 11-13)
When: Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT)
Cost: FREE with registration.
How: Connections are through CISCO WebEx. Participants will need to download the Webex App or use browser extension to participate in the event.
Register for this event:

In addition to the virtual presentation above, David will be speaking at a separate, in-person event at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium from 11:30am–12:30pm ET on 11/29/22. Contact Jason Robertshaw,, 941-388-2904 to RSVP, limited seating available.

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SEA Show: Why Sharks Matter



Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236