Why Sharks Matter: Shark Science and Conservation

Dr. David Shiffman hosts a talk on stage wearing a shark costume.

Get submerged in the amazing world of sharks! Your expert host, award-winning marine biologist Dr. David Shiffman, will show you how and why we should protect the most fascinating, ecologically important, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals on Earth, the sharks. Their role as predators of the oceans has scared most people, but the truth is that sharks are not a danger to us—they’re in danger from us.

Bring your questions, he’s happy to answer them all! Books will be for sale and Dr. Shiffman is happy to autograph them following the talk. For those who can’t make it in person, the presentation will be live-streamed on Zoom with admission by donation. Register here!

Blue book cover of “Why Sharks Matter” featuring a photo of two sharks underwater

In Why Sharks Matter, marine conservation biologist Dr. David Shiffman explains why it’s crucial that we overcome our misconceptions and rise above cinematic jump scares to embrace sharks as the imperilled and elegant ocean guardians they really are.

Dr. David Shiffman in an orange shirt with sailboats in the background Marine conservation biologist, author, and former Vancouver resident Dr. David Shiffman studies sharks and how to protect them. He’ll be sharing lessons from his new book Why Sharks Matter and from a career studying these amazing and misunderstood animals.

When: Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 pm

Where: Allan Yap Biodiversity Auditorium or Online

In-Person: Included with museum admission, membership, and other passes
Online: “Pay what you wish”. Register here!

All photos courtesy of Dr. David Shiffman.