Above: Promotional image of leopard shark. Courtesy of Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Summertime in San Diego means the return of leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores. Contrary to popular belief, these sharks – 97% of which are pregnant females – are not giving birth or mating during their stay.
On July 9th from 6:30-8pm, join Andy Nosal, a Scripps Ph.D. student at the Perspectives of Ocean Science Lecture. Nosal studies local leopards, to find out what scientists really think is going on. Discover what gadgets Nosal uses to track the sharks and learn what makes La Jolla the animals' preferred hang out.
Find out why this shark population is particularly vulnerable and how the local no-take marine reserve protects it.
Please RSVP by calling 858-534-5771 or going online at aquarium.ucsd.edu
Price: Members: FREE; Public: $8
Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 Google Map
*Past presentations can be found airing on UCSD-TV. Visit ucsd.tv/oceanscience for more information.