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Natural History Society of Maryland

Hidden Lives of Sharks with Dr. Aaron Carlisle

  • 08 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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If you think you know sharks, think again. They are multidimensional, varied in size, speed, and habits, and have figured a way to stick around for over 450 million years. Dr. Aaron Carlisle, from the University of Delaware. who will provide an overview on shark evolution, biology, and ecology – highlighting the important role sharks play in the Mid-Atlantic region and the World’s oceans.

Dr. Aaron Carlisle has a B.A in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, a M.S in Marine Science from San Jose State University and a Ph.D in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. He currently is an assistant professor at University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy. Dr. Carlisle is currently researching the spatial, trophic, and physiological ecology of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays)  He is a member of an international research marine conservation consortium, as well as the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, which seeks to secure the conservation of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras. Over the course of his career, he has also worked as a member of the Pacific Shark Research Center, and alongside the NOAA Environmental Research Division.

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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