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Lecture: Getting to the Bottom of Rising Shark Activity, presented by Bryan Legare
September 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by the Truro Historical Society at Highland House Museum. Free, all welcome.
The sharks in the waters off Cape Cod are an important part of the ecosystem. They have always been here, but their numbers have increased dramatically in the last two decades, as has public interest and awareness of them.
Bryan Legare, a marine biologist at the Center for Coastal Studies, will discuss the factors that influence this resurgence, and explain how a greater understanding of shark habitat use in the waters off Cape Cod can help determine how best to manage the population and minimize human interactions.
Bryan Legare has a MS in marine and environmental science from the University of the Virgin Islands and a BS in biology from the University of New Hampshire. He is a marine researcher in the Marine Geology Department at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) and a seascape ecologist for the Coastal Processes and Ecosystems Laboratory (CaPE Lab). His research includes understanding juvenile shark nursery habitats and abundances of fishes and invertebrates across different habitats.
This event is presented by the Truro Historical Society as part of Truro Treasures Weekend (http://www.trurotreasures.org/). The lecture takes place at Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA 02652. For more information, visit http://trurohistoricalsociety.org/