Chasing Shadows: The Return of the White Shark to Coastal New England with Greg Skomal and Ret Talbot

Thursday, November 2, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Simons Theatre
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Greg Skomal and Ret Talbot


The New England Aquarium Lecture Series presents acclaimed shark biologist Dr. Greg Skomal and science writer Ret Talbot, who in their new book—Chasing Shadows: My Life Tracking the Great White Shark—explore the remarkable conservation success story of this species.

From the fascinating early days of shark research on the East Coast to the consequences of the so-called Jaws effect to the newest white shark hot spot off Cape Cod, Skomal and Talbot will frame the restoration of this apex predator to an ecosystem as a conservation win, but one that brings with it serious challenges, drama, and controversy. They ask: Will we welcome the return of these ancient and marvelously evolved creatures, or revert to viewing them as competitors, invaders, and monsters?

Copies of Chasing Shadows will be available for purchase during this event and a book signing will follow the lecture. Doors and cash bar open at 6:00 p.m. The lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on November 2.

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