Presentation by Gregory Metzger, Chief Field Coordinator for the SoFo Shark Research and Education Program
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to catch a shark? Watched Shark Week and wished you could ask the scientists questions about the work they were doing? This program will deliver both! Captain and researcher Greg Metzger will bring in all the excitement and equipment he and his team of collaborators, called the SoFo Shark Research and Education Program, use to catch and catalogue the sharks of Long Island. See what you can learn simply by looking at the teeth of various sharks. Learn the basic gear-types used to catch sharks for research. Then put on the fighting belt, clip onto a real shark rod, and hang on as participants will get to experience the thrill of trying to reel in a “shark”. Once the “shark” has been safely secured to the “boat”, you will have a chance to collect the data needed and learn about the various tags placed on the sharks.
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