NEWPORT – Did you know more than 30 species of sharks can be found off the Pacific Northwest coastline? Learn more about them this Saturday, Jan 24, as the Hatfield Marine Science Center celebrates our annual Shark Day!
Stop by the Center between 10 am and 4 pm for shark-themed exhibits, biofacts, films and kid-friendly activities related to these fascinating sea creatures.
Afraid of sharks? How about vending machines? You might be surprised to learn which is more dangerous to humans!
Make sure to be here at 1:30 pm. to watch and listen as Dr. Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant’s chief scientist at the Visitor Center, conducts a necropsy on a salmon shark and talks about the animal’s biology, life cycle and habits.
- Follow shark conservation scientist and blogger David Shiffman at Southern Fried Science (or on Twitter as @WhySharksMatter) to learn shark fact from shark fiction.