FREE - Planet Shark Speaker Series - Dr. Simon Thorrold - Dallas
*FREE PLANET SHARK SPEAKER SERIES
“Leviathans Three: Tracking the Mysterious Movements of Planet Ocean’s Largest Sharks”
Speaker: Dr. Simon Thorrold
Wednesday, May 9 from 7-9 p.m./Planet Shark: Predator or Prey traveling exhibition open to lecture attendees from 5-7 p.m.
TI Founders IMAX® Theater, MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
Presented in partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), MNS brings you experts in exciting fields of oceanography with Planet Shark Speaker Series. Listen to and engage with industry experts in various fields of oceanography.
About Dr. Simon Thorrold
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Senior Scientist and Whale Shark Researcher
Dr. Thorrold’s research addresses critical questions and problems facing ocean life through the lens of the Ocean Life Institute, which studies the full range of marine organisms from bacteria to whales and combines traditional oceanography with marine conservation.
Using techniques that span isotope geochemistry, DNA sequencing and satellite archival tags, he studies dispersal of reef fish larvae, movements of juvenile and adult reef fishes within coral reef seascapes and ocean basin scale migrations of swordfish and sharks. This important work can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to see if they are contributing to fish populations outside of the MPA’s human-described borders.
*Speaker Series lectures are free, but reservation is required for admission. Tickets include access to the traveling exhibition, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey before the lecture. To reserve your ticket, go to natureandscience.organd click on Purchase Tickets Online. Choose May 9 and Simon Thorrold Lecture. Enter the number of tickets you would like to reserve. Print and bring your ticket to the lecture.