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SOFO’s Shark Research & Education Program Update—This Summer On-the-Water

at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center | Wed Sep 23


South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center

377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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Date & Time

04:00 PM
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Cost: See event description

"Come meet SOFO’s Shark Science Team and learn, first-hand, about this summer’s on-the-water Montauk expedition.  These renowned shark experts have been featured on National Geographic TV, Discovery’s Shark Week, The Today Show, The New York Times, NPR, and other media outlets. Yearly, the team continues to advance its groundbreaking research on juvenile white sharks in the waters off Long Island’s south shore.  In 2015, the team became the first to satellite tag young-of-the-year (YOY) white sharks in the Atlantic, followed by a successful collaboration with OCEARCH in 2016 and 2017.  In July of 2018, the team published their first scientific study confirming that the New York Bight is a summer nursery area for white sharks  (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29180-5).

This is a rare opportunity to learn about our juvenile white shark population first-hand, from the experts! Come with questions and be prepared for some surprises.

Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, our outdoor nature walks and programs are limited to a maximum of 25 people which includes our staff. SOFO will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of our participants and environmental educators.  We will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which is limited to 25 people please contact us at info@sofo.org. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will confirm your reservation by email."

South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center