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Tracking The Great White Shark: Marine Technology for Cape Cod and Beyond

May 2, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Marine biologist and shark expert Dr. Gregory Skomal will be the guest speaker at the Cape Cod Technology Council’s May 2 First Friday Breakfast at the Hyannis Golf Club from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Dr. Skomal has been tracking large sharks in the waters off Cape Cod and elsewhere in the Atlantic Ocean using a variety of technologies.  Come learn how sensing and telemetry technologies have dramatically enhanced his understanding of the ecology of great white sharks in the North Atlantic.”

Dr. Gregory Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, aquarist, and author. He has been a senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program (MSRP).  He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Marine Science and an adjunct scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Dr. Skomal holds a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from Boston University.  Through the MSRP, Greg has been actively involved in the study of life history, ecology, and physiology of sharks. His shark research has spanned multiple fish habitats around the globe taking him from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to coral reefs in the Red Sea. He has written dozens of scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, and numerous television networks. He has been an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer since 1978. His most recent book, The Shark Handbook, is a must buy for all shark enthusiasts.

The breakfast is $15 for members and $20 for non-members who pay in advance.


May 2, 2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Hyannis Golf Course
1840 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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