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February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sleek, powerful and predatory, sharks are considered by some to be the ultimate killing machines. Built from an ancient body plan that has changed little over the millennia, these fish are critical components of today’s marine ecosystems, yet much of what we know of them is shrouded in myth and based on Hollywood fiction. Their true nature is much more remarkable, and their beauty trumps their perceived ferocity. Join aquatic ecologist Dr. Todd Wellnitz for an exploration into the myth and reality of sharks and learn why these magnificent creatures matter now more than ever to the world’s marine environments.