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Shark Biologist Lindsay Graff

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This is a great episode, packed full of interesting information about one of the worlds most misunderstood predators. Lindsay Graff is a shark biologist with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Chatham, MA, and joins us to discuss her favorite topic of conversation. The northeast, and particularly the waters off of Cape Cod National Seashore have seen a tremendous growth in the white shark population over the past decade. For marine scientists, this is all very exciting and a very positive development for the marine ecosystem. For surfers and beachgoers, it can be a bit nerve-racking. So if you are one of these intrepid water-goers, or just want to learn more about these magnificent animals, tune in to hear one of the world’s most persuasive shark advocates talk about the critical role they play in the marine ecosystem.

This is episode 1 of 2 in the Intrepid Northeast shark series.

Some of the topics discussed are:

  • The shark population growth in the northeast US waters
  • Migration patterns
  • The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC)
  • Gills Club – the online and physical world community that connects girls (boys are welcome, too) with female shark scientists to fuel their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related fields.
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Holding a bull shark pup, Fiji.
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Lindsay Graff performing necropsy on a 15 ft white shark. This shark beached in Wellfleet, MA, in 2015

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