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Contact: Dani Crawford, 508-255-3421, ext. 0305
Join fisheries biologist Dr. Greg Skomal on Tuesday, August 9 at 7 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham for a presentation about white shark research off the coast of Cape Cod. Skomal will share how tracking technologies are expanding our understanding of these animals. This is a free but ticketed event, and space is limited. Call Salt Pond Visitor Center at 508-255-3421, ext. 0 to reserve your seat.
Dr. Skomal has been a senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987, and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts' School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford, MA. Greg's shark research has spanned multiple fish habitats around the globe.
This program is part of the annual "Tuesday Nights at Salt Pond" series. Held weekly at 7 PM in the summer in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs focus on the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages. Programs are free, accessible, and sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
If You Go: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore's programs, pick up a copy of "Park News" at a visitor center, or check the seashore's website, www.nps.gov/capecod.