Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center
The Last of the Shark Hunters: How Trophy Fishermen Pushed Science into Action.
August 4 Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Family activities all afternoon. Keith Cowley, shark advocate and Curator of the Living Sharks Museum, will discuss the legacy of legendary shark sport fisherman Captain Frank Mundus. His capture of a massive 3,427 pound great white shark using only rod and reel was quickly picked up by pop culture, and has been named as one of the inspirations behind the film “Jaws.” The decades of shark hunting that followed resulted in the decimation of a species, finally halted by the fierce efforts of a scientific community determined to build a case to save the “man-eaters.” This is the story of their feats.
Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center
Year-round. Open on the first Sunday of each month.
Free. Family activities throughout the afternoon and talks by experts in the field. No pass required November - April. Complimentary admission for First Sunday programs May - October. No reservations required. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, email@example.com, 203.413.6747.