Public Event: White Sharks, Gray Seals


Chasing the Cape's Most Charismatic Predators


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

5:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Discovery Tent  Redfield Courtyard

Learn more about research into some of Cape Cod's most charismatic predators – white sharks and gray seals.  The Discovery Tent showcases the work of WHOI scientists and engineers and their collaborators from NOAA and the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium.  Explore the educational displays and hands-on activities and talk to the researchers under the Discovery Tent, located in the courtyard behind Redfield Auditorium. All ages welcome.

  • Shark and seal tags – how they work, what we learn from them
  • Monitoring shark behavior
  • Identifying gray seals in our local waters
  • Using CT scanning and 3D imagery to study sharks and seals
  • Kids’ activities
  • Webcast of auditorium presentations

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. • Presentation and Q&A in Redfield Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Presentations will be broadcast on a monitor under the Discovery Tent and live on the Web.


Redfield Auditorium
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

This event is free.


Auditorium Presenters

Susan Avery
WHOI President and Director

Greg Skomal
Marine biologist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and WHOI Adjunct Scientist

Amy Kukulya
WHOI Engineer

Chris Fischer
Ocearch founding chairman

Andrea Bogolmoni
WHOI biologist and member of the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium

Simon Thorrold
WHOI biologist and director of WHOI Ocean Life Institute



This event will also be webcast live on August 7, 2013.

More Information

For information contact the WHOI Information Office at 508-289-2252 or