Shark Discovery Day
Sharks play an important role in the world's oceans ecosystems and in the imaginations of humans throughout the world. Learn about sharks' amazing adaptations, keen senses and important roles in ocean ecosystems.
Meet the ABQ BioPark's Black Tip, Sand Tiger, Sandbar, Nurse and Zebra sharks. Visit discovery stations to find out about sharks' unusual senses, including the ability to pick up electric currents given off by other animals in the water.
Science Cafe: Sharks
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Place: Aquarium Theater
What would our oceans be like without sharks? As the apex predator of the oceans, the role of sharks is to keep other marine life in healthy balance and to regulate the oceans. As shark populations decline, their necessity to a healthy ecosystem and the economies that depend on them is becoming increasingly clear. The bottom line: Human need the oceans and the oceans need sharks.
Come to the July New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA Why Sharks Attackand then join in a discussion with Maddie Caristo, ABQ BioPark Aquarist. Caristo will discuss what makes sharks such excellent predators and why the niche they fill is so important and their current status in the wild.
Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Rose Poston at 505-277-2396 or register here online.