The public is invited to join the Oregon chapters of the Surfrider Foundation for an evening of shark talk. The regular October meeting of the Newport chapter will feature an online presentation by Taylor Chapple on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Chapple is a professor at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center who has been working with sharks around the world for nearly 20 years. Using cutting-edge technology, rigorous science and engaging media platforms, Chapple has been working to use science to change how people think about sharks. Drawing from his research on white sharks in California, Cape Cod and South Africa, he will be discussing how people perceive sharks and the reality behind the hype.
Although the presentation is free and open to the public, Newport Surfrider is asking for donations to help victims of the recent fire in Lincoln County. The money raised will go to Echo Mountain Fire Relief. The focus is on helping families who lost their homes and have been left without resources for recovery.
Registration is with Eventbrite at shark-talk-taylor-chapple.eventbrite.com. Participants will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting.