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LECTURE | Science on the Edge: Great White Sharks


If the act of placing tracking tags on any wild animal involves a bit of risk, then having tagged almost 40 great white sharks places you firmly into badass territory. This week, meet a man who has done just that: Marine Fisheries scientist and author Gregory Skomal, will present "'JAWS' Revisited: New insights into the Ecology of the White Shark in the North Atlantic" at Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Ave.) as part of the Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge Lecture Series.

Skomal's research has been featured on Discovery Channel's immensely popular "Shark Week" programming, and his talk will cover the evidence that white sharks have expanded their foraging strategies, which has given researchers more predictable access to the animals. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for students (through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID). Next up in the series, on February 19, is "Recent Activities and Discoveries of the Mars Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity," presented by Cornell University's Robert Sullivan. Visit for more details.