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12 OCT

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Live from the Farallones: White Shark Café

Zoom & Facebook

11am - 11:45am

Zoom & Facebook

Why are white sharks seen around the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge during the fall? In the early 2000’s, Point Blue collaborated with Stanford University’s Tagging of Pelagic Predators program and attached satellite tags to dozens of white sharks to answer this question.

We learned that white sharks migrate annually 1500 miles west to a region of ocean located between Hawaii and Baja California, which was recently nicknamed the White Shark Café. This region of ocean harbors a complex food-chain, which might be attracting the sharks. However, it’s still unknown whether the sharks are here to find food or mates. The pinnipeds eaten at the Farallones fuel this critical migration stage of their annual life-cycle.

Grab your coffee or tea and join us live from the Farallon islands to learn more directly from Farallon Program Leader Pete Warzybok.

Register here to join us via Zoom or visit our Facebook page on the day of to view the live stream there.

 

Photo: Great White Shark. Credit: Elias Levy, Flickr Commons.