Monday19Sep 2016

Science Forum: Conservation of Sharks with Dr. A. Peter Klimley

Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2016-09-19 12:00 2016-09-19 13:00 America/Los_Angeles Science Forum: Conservation of Sharks with Dr. A. Peter Klimley BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center regreen@chapman.edu

Free to attend

BK 404

Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

A. Peter Klimley, Ph.D. 
Director, Biotelemetry Laboratory 
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology 

"Conservation of Sharks: Humans beware of sharks? ...no sharks beware of humans!"

Dr. A. Peter Klimley has studied sharks for over four decades, topics ranging from the complex social habits and keen navigational abilities of hammerhead sharks to the feeding tactics and communication behavior of white sharks.  

Much of his recent focus has been on delineating the migratory pathways of sharks in order to help in specifying the extent of the boundaries of marine reserves at the Revilligigedos Islands off Mexico, Malpelo Island off Colombia, Cocos Island off Costa Rica, and the Galapagos Islands off of Ecuador. 

He has appeared in close to three dozen film documentaries about the biology of sharks, and he is featured as "Dr. Hammerhead" on the Nova website. He has striven throughout his career to make the public aware of the fascinating behavior of this group of animals, and has been a strong advocate of shark ecotourism, which has become immensely popular recently among SCUBA divers.  He has to the contrary downplayed the risk of shark attack, explaining that it occurs less frequently than being struck by lightening.  

The Science Forum Series is an opportunity for faculty and special guests to present their latest research to the campus community. Each presentation is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Feel free to drop in and leave as your schedule permits. 
 

You can contact the event organizer, at regreen@chapman.edu.

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