Love sharks, but are unable or apprehensive about joining us in person for Shark Fest 2021, don’t worry, we will bring Shark Fest (at least the presentation portion of it) to you through Zoom. When you register, you will get the link to the Zoom that will be connected to the presentation room. An online Zoom coordinator, will make sure that you are able to interact with the presenters just as if you were there in person. The presentation lineup includes:
2:30 PM – GREENLAND SHARKS – Shark Videographer Nick Caloyianis – Over a span of 30 years, Nick’s artistry has been honored with numerous awards, including an Oscar, Primetime Emmys and a NOGI in the Arts. He has directed and produced films for National Geographic and Discovery Channels, has filmed for IMAX and Hollywood screens and still continues to collaborate with marine scientists not only to record their work, but to help them make their groundbreaking discoveries. He was the first to film the bizarre Greenland shark in Arctic waters. At the time (1995), not much was known about this polar creature.
3:45 PM WHY SHARKS MATTER – David Shiffman is a marine biologist specializing in the ecology and conservation of sharks. He received his Ph.D. in environmental science and policy from the University of Miami. Follow him on Twitter, where he’s always happy to answer any questions anyone has about sharks.
4:15 PM – THE GODZILLA SHARK – Paleontologist and program coordinator of the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission’s Dinosaur Park John-Paul Hodnett, who was a graduate student at the time made the discovery. Dracopristis hoffmanorum was discovered and identified to have 12 rows of teeth along with two, 2.5-foot long fin spines on its back.
- NHSM Member : $5
- Non-Members : $10
To register for this event, please follow this link: https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/virtual-shark-fest/