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New Meetup: Greg Skomal, Sharks in New England: A Closer Look @ New England Aquarium

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Thursday, April 2, 2009 12:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Greg Skomal, Sharks in New England: A Closer Look @ New England Aquarium

When: May 26,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: From the New England Aquarium site:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/clients/neaq/ek_neaq.cfm?curOrg=NEAQ

Sharks in New England: A Closer Look
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Lecturer - Dr. Greg Skomal, Senior Fisheries Biologist, Massachusetts Marine Fisheries
"Not a lot of people associate cool temperate waters with sharks, but New England is a habitat to several oceanic and coastal species. Packed with video and photography, Dr. Skomal will highlight the diversity and natural history of these elusive creatures as well as how researchers use new technoloy to study the biology and ecology of sharks.

"This event will take place in the Harborside Learning Lab, located at the New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, unless otherwise noted". The New England Aquarium requires you to Register for this free event at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar/1134711404?view=Detail&id=101741 : "We will hold a seat for you until 20 minutes before the program begins".

... Care to go to Legal Seafoods after at 9:00 pm for dinner or drinks? If you do, mention it in your Nerd Fun RSVP. If there are over eight people who are interested, I'll make a reservation at Legal's.

Where to Meet:

T.J. Maher will be outside the Harborside Learning Lab by 6:20 pm. We can go in at 6:40 pm to grab seats. T.J. is 5 foot 7, with blue eyes, brown hair, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag.

Directions and Parking: http://www.neaq.org/visit_planning/maps_directions_and_parking/index.php

About the Harborside Learning Lab:

"The Harborside Learning Lab is located on the ground floor of the Boston Harbor Garage adjacent to the New England Aquarium. The entrance is at the corner of the garage that faces towards Boston Harbor and is on the south end (the end farther from the Aquarium)".

About Greg Skomal:

It appears that he gave the "Sharks in New England" lecture back in 2004, also. WGBH has that version of this lecture at http://forum.wgbh.org/lecture/sharks-new-england .

He has also written a book called "The Shark Handbook", which can be found at Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Shark-Handbook/Greg-Skomal/e/9781604330076/?itm=1

"Greg Skomal is one of the world?s leading shark experts: many thousands of viewers know him as the 'Shark Guy' on Discovery Channel and he?s affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. So if you?re dreaming of swimming with sharks, there?s no one better to take you?and that?s exactly what he does in this comprehensive, stunning field guide. In addition to an awesome gatefold poster of a Great White (with all its distinguishing features shown in detail), plus amazing original images from Skomal and award-winning National Geographic photographer Nick Caloyianis, it contains a complete listing of every known shark in existence as well as some extinct species. Learn about sharks from their birth to death, their anatomy, how to distinguish one shark from the next, how their teeth are developed, how they hunt and attack, and their importance and purpose within our eco system".

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10098059/

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