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The Environment

White Shark Café: Panel Discussion & Live Broadcast

Learn more about the White Shark Café and this expedition to study the physical, chemical, and biological oceanography of this patch of ocean, centered about 1,000 nautical miles off the coast of the Baja Peninsula, and 1,300 miles from Hawaii, during a time when white sharks are present, to unravel the mystery of why they are there.

Panelists include Dr. Sylvia Earle, Co-Chair, Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative; Dr. Fanny Douvere, Coordinator, Marine Programme, World Heritage Centre UNESCO; Dr. Francesco Ferretti, Research Associate, Stanford Hopkins Marine Station; and Dr. Barb Block via the White Shark Café.

After the panel discussion, Dr. Block led a live broadcast report aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel R/V Falkor from the White Shark Café.

This event is the first for the High Seas Initiative, a program of the Aspen Institute that aims to ignite global awareness of the need to explore, understand and protect the last unregulated global commons: the remote ocean. The Initiative will work to support the creation, expansion, and enforcement of marine reserves, as well as educating and engaging youth to become future leaders working on behalf of our oceans.

Watch the event:

Event information
Tue May 15, 2018
2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
The Smithsonian Institution, Q?rius Science Education Room
Washington, DC