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Lowell Lecture

Sharks in Our Backyard: The resurgence of sand tiger sharks in New England

Date & Time

April 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D.; Associate Research Scientist, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium




Maggie See (, 617-973-6596)

Despite their scary appearance, sand tiger sharks are docile ocean animals that pose no real threat to humans. Although it has a rich history in New England, this species has declined due to threats like overfishing, and was rarely observed in our region during recent decades. However, a significant number of juvenile sand tigers returned to local waters in the last five to 10 years. Come learn about the biology, conservation, and fascinating resurgence of this species in our own backyard.