Photo collage of cover of book by Dr. David Shiffman and group of scientists on boat tagging a hammerhead shark

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Why Sharks Matter: Meet Shark Biologist & Author Dr. David Shiffman
Friday, October 7, 11-11:30 am
Science Today Station

Sharks are some of the most ecologically important, most fascinating, most threatened, and most misunderstood animals on Earth. Come learn about them from marine conservation biologist and author Dr. David Shiffman, who will be signing copies of his new book Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World's Most Misunderstood Predator.

This program is free with Academy admission. No reservations required. 

About Dr. David Shiffman

Headshot of Dr. David Shiffman

Dr. David Shiffman is a Washington, DC-based marine conservation biologist who studies sharks and how to protect them. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @WhySharksMatter.