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Speaker: Rafael da la Parra, Marine Biologist

Shark tourism has become an important industry in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Utilizing brand new technology involving “real time” satellite telemetry and behavior tags, scientists can gather ecological information on the whale shark population and the determine the impact of tours and fisheries on their habitat.

Rafael da la Parra had led and coordinated whale shark research in the Caribbean for the last 17 years and has tagged and tracked the movements of over 900 whale sharks. Join us on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. as he shares his findings, and what you can do to help.

Cost: Members: FREE | Students: FREE | Non-members: $8 donation to Conservation Fund