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Atlantic White Shark Awareness Inspires Conservation, Presented by Kristen Kibblehouse, Community Engagement Manager, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Part of the 2021 “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series Cosponsored by Abbot Library and Salem Sound Coastwatch
Access the Zoom event at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31st by visiting https://tinyurl.com/SSCW-Atlantic-White-Sharks or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call at https://zoom.us/u/acjnB2vf8W) and entering the following information: Meeting ID: 871 4435 6984.
Kristen Kibblehouse will give us an overview of the work of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and cover a wide range of topics – from public perception of sharks to the role sharks play in our marine ecosystem. She will explain the ongoing Cape Cod white shark research and how it is connected to their conservation. Kristen will also share with us white shark movements off our north shore and up into Maine. She will end with a discussion on how the presence of white sharks close to shore has affected the Cape community.
Kristen Kibblehouse works as the Community Engagement Manager for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and has been with the organization since 2016. Kristen always had a fascination with sharks since she was a little girl and decided to make that fascination her career. Kristen attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she studied Marine Science and aided in her university’s shark research program. Kristen moved to Massachusetts in 2016 for an internship with Dr. Greg Skomal. Since then, she has been involved in education, outreach, and research related to the white shark research being conducted off of Cape Cod.
The “Underwater in Salem Sound” Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. All the lectures are free and open to the public.