Mark Your Calendars: Mar. 28

San Diego Marine Technology Society

Guest Speakers: Ocean Sanctuaries Founder and Co-founder, Barbara Lloyd and Michael Bear

Topic:

1. The Yukon Marine Life Survey
2. Sharks of California
3. The Sevengill Shark ID Project (San Diego and Cape Town)
4. The Tide Pool Project
5. Certificate in Marine Citizen Science

Time: 7 pm

Location:

Andre’s Restaurant

1235 Morena Blvd
San Diego, California 92110



Jan. 24 Talk Given by Ocean Sanctuaries President Michael Bear at the Orange County Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, titled: “What Does ‘Ocean Sanctuaries’ Do?’


Photo credit: Orange County Chapter of ACA


2019: New Study Finds Sevengill Sharks Replacing Great Whites as Apex Predators in Cape Town Area

A new study has documented unexpected consequences following the decline of great white sharks from an area off South Africa. The study found that the disappearance of great whites has led to the emergence of sevengill sharks, a top predator from a different habitat. A living fossil, sevengill sharks closely resemble relatives from the Jurassic period, unique for having seven gills instead of the typical five in most other sharks.

Link: https://news.miami.edu/rsmas/stories/2019/02/new-study-finds-ecosystem-changes-following-loss-of-great-white-sharks.html