During her tenure at MLML, alumna Erin Loury ’11 researched the impacts of marine protected areas (MPAs) on the trophic ecology of gopher rockfish. In the decade since she graduated, Erin has conducted research on fisheries throughout the world and now works as the Communications Director & Fisheries Biologist at the environmental consulting company FISHBIO.
SJSU/MLML research faculty member and ghost shark expert Dr. David Ebert is featured in a new article from the New York Times about the race to study these mysterious deep-sea fishes before they disappear forever.
Nearly half of the ghost shark species known to science were discovered only during the past two decades. “We’re just now starting to figure out that there are a lot more of these things around than we realized previously,” said Dr. Ebert, whose lab, the Pacific Shark Research Center, has been credited with the discovery of over 20% of the known ghost shark species.
Read the NYT story by Annie Roth here.
Congratulations to SJSU/MLML research faculty member Dr. David Ebert of the Pacific Shark Research Center on the publication of his latest book, titled “Field Guide to Sharks, Rays & Chimaeras of Europe and the Mediterranean”.
The book was published this week by Princeton University Press and features comprehensive descriptions and illustrations of all 146 species of sharks, rays, and chimaeras found in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Learn more and purchase the book here.
Get a crash course in shark science and conservation with a pair of talks by researchers from the Pacific Shark Research Center: Program Director Dr. Dave Ebert, who has made finding “lost” sharks his life’s work, and Shark Week’s Vicky Vásquez, who named the ninja lanternshark. Head to the planetarium at 6:30pm for a spin around the world and learn about some of the new shark discoveries over the past year with Dr. Dave Ebert. Then, travel to some of the Pacific Ocean’s most remote islands and marine national monuments during a special screening of Hidden Pacific, followed by a panel featuring its director, Ian Shive, and hosted by David McGuire, Shark Stewards founder and director. Elsewhere, rub elbows with other ocean conservationists who are working to protect threatened shark populations near home.
More info here.
Thursday, October 3rd 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
October 30th is International Ghost Shark Day! How to Celebrate with MLML:
Read a Forbes article quoting MLML graduate student Amber Reichert of the Pacific Shark Research Center:
Visit PSRC at Sharktoberfest NightLife
MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center will be at the California Academy of Sciences on October 4th for their Sharktoberfest NightLife Event. Come ask all your shark questions, or attend one of their talks:
7pm: MLML Grad Student Vicky Vasquez will speak about being the first researcher to identify the elusive Ninja lanternshark.
9pm: MLML Faculty Dr. Dave Ebert has a talk titled “State of Emergency: Searching For Sri Lanka’s Lost Sharks”
MLML's Dr. Dave Ebert of the Pacific Shark Research Center has been featured on a number of news stories related to sharks in the Monterey Bay.
Read and watch the stories below:
- ABC Bay Area News: Criminal investigation into what killed great white shark that washed up on Santa Cruz Co. beach
- ABC Good Morning America: Great White Shark sightings in Monterey Bay
- KSBW: Shark warning issued in Santa Cruz County
- Live Science: A Dead Great White Shark on a Santa Cruz Beach Leads to a Criminal Investigation
- NBC Bay Area: Close Call: Shark Swims Within Feet of Kayaker in Monterey Bay
- SFGate: Kayaker paddles with a dozen great white sharks off coast near Santa Cruz
Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library
Meet the Author: Dave Ebert
Date: February 22nd, 2018, 7:30pm - 9pm
Doors Open: 7:20pm
Admission: requested donation of $10