Seeing Deeper into the World of Great White Sharks

Seeing Deeper into the World of Great White Sharks

The Tabernacle (map)

Shark Week Speaker - Dr. Greg Skomal

Shark Week is not just on TV it will be live on the Vineyard on July 26 @ 8pm!  "Seeing Deeper into the World of Great White Sharks" will be presented by Dr. Greg Skomal, the marine biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries who is leading the long term research program studying the ecology and natural history of great white sharks in our waters. With over 100 white sharks now tagged with sophisticated technology, Skomal and his team are piecing together an incredible story of how these sharks live in the Atlantic. Dr. Skomal will answer questions following his presentation.  

Tickets in advance: $20 per person. Children under 12free. 
Tickets at door: $25 per person. Children under 12free.  
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Great Whites at Guadalupe Island

Great Whites at Guadalupe Island

Join the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on the trip of a lifetime, cage diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe Island! 

 
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We have secured two cage diving trips to Guadalupe Island this year; the first being July 27th with the fiesty gangs of male white sharks.  The second being November 5th with the large female sharks.  We've also partnered with award-winning Global Shark Diving operator, Nautilus Liveaboards!  

This year, the trip fare is not fixed and will be determined by which suite-type you chose.  The trip fare includes:

  • Personalized service from the award-winning staff of Nautilus Liveaboards

  • A Guadalupe shark ID book

  • The Nautilus Liveaboad trip video

  • A $500 tax-deductible donation to AWSC

  • All food & (non-alcoholic) drink onboard

  • An AWSC short-sleeved t-shirt

The fare does not include your travel to and overnight stay in San Diego, dive/travel insurance (recommended), or crew gratuity.  

Thanks to Nautilus's surface cage system - you do not need to be a certified diver to share the water with white sharks!  However, you will need scuba certification to dive in the submersible cages.  Read more about the Nautilus diving system here.  

27 July1 August

Join AWSC aboard the Nautilus Undersea - the newest vessel in the fleet!  

Jawesome Shark Biology Workshops at Pleasant Bay Community Boating

Jawesome Shark Biology Workshops at Pleasant Bay Community Boating

Pleasant Bay Community Boating (map)

We are excited to team up with our friends at Pleasant Bay Community Boating to again host a series of Shark Biology Workshops for youth entering grades 4-8 (ages 9 to 15).

Workshops will be offered during the summer on  7/27 (Sold Out), 8/10, and 8/24. Workshops start at 1PM and end at 4PM.

To learn more about the program and register a student please click below:

Register a Student

White Shark Lecture with Dr. Greg Skomal

White Shark Lecture with Dr. Greg Skomal

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)

Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark with Dr. Greg Skomal

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Despite its well-established presence in the North Atlantic Ocean the white shark is not considered an abundant species, and efforts to study its ecology have historically been hampered by the inability of researchers to predictably find these sharks. However, the rebounding population of gray seals off the coast of New England is drawing white sharks in greater numbers to our shoreline. Cape Cod has now become the only known aggregating site for white sharks in the North Atlantic.

To take advantage of this opportunity, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries initiated a long-term white shark program in 2009 to study the ecology and natural history of this species in the western North Atlantic. With more than 100 white sharks now tagged with sophisticated technology, Dr. Greg Skomal and his team are piecing together an incredible story of how this shark lives in the North Atlantic.

Dr. Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, charismatic speaker and senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987. He currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program as well as directing the scientific research on Great White Sharks off the coast of Cape Cod for the last 6 years.

Doors will open for wine and cheese at 6 pmLecture at 6:30pm

The presentation is $30 per person. All proceeds will benefit Dr. Skomal’s research via the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s education programs.

Reservations are required

For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133

Great Whites at Guadalupe Island

Great Whites at Guadalupe Island

Join the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on the trip of a lifetime, cage diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe Island! 

 
P1050363.JPG
 

We have secured two cage diving trips to Guadalupe Island this year; the first being July 27th with the fiesty gangs of male white sharks.  The second being November 5th with the large female sharks.  We've also partnered with award-winning Global Shark Diving operator, Nautilus Liveaboards!  

This year, the trip fare is not fixed and will be determined by which suite-type you chose.  The trip fare includes:

  • Personalized service from the award-winning staff of Nautilus Liveaboards

  • A Guadalupe shark ID book

  • The Nautilus Liveaboad trip video

  • A $500 tax-deductible donation to AWSC

  • All food & (non-alcoholic) drink onboard

  • An AWSC short-sleeved t-shirt

The fare does not include your travel to and overnight stay in San Diego, dive/travel insurance (recommended), or crew gratuity.  

Thanks to Nautilus's surface cage system - you do not need to be a certified diver to share the water with white sharks!  However, you will need scuba certification to dive in the submersible cages.  Read more about the Nautilus diving system here.  

5–10 November

Join AWSC aboard the Nautilus Explorer

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