Shark Experts in Wilmington Sept. 8th

By / Life on the Island / Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

In recent years, white sharks Mary Lee and Katherine have made the occasional visit to the waters off southeastern North Carolina. Now the researcher who helped tag these magnificent animals and make the world aware of their migration paths will visit the Wilmington area for the first time.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Cape Fear Community College present an evening with OCEARCH Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at CFCC’s Union Station, 502 North Front Street.
Fischer presents “Sharks: The Impossible is Possible,” speaking about how he and his one-of-a-kind team provide impossible access to the ocean's apex predators for the world's leading scientists. Fisher will share his own compelling journey to becoming a recognized leader in ocean exploration, research, conservation and education. He will also talk about a new cutting edge curriculum based on the Global Shark Tracker used by millions all over the world. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.
Since 2007, Fischer has led 20 global expeditions to advance science and education while unlocking the many mysteries surrounding the life of white sharks and other ocean giants. His work with OCEARCH has been aired on the National Geographic Channel and HISTORY. He has spent time with multiple presidents and world leaders in his quest to Educate, Inspire and Enable - and help ensure a future for our world's oceans.
Tickets for the event are $10 and only available in advance (no tickets will be sold at the door). To purchase tickets visit or call (910) 458-7468.


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