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Sharks and Rays of Chesapeake Bay: Proving “Common Knowledge” Wrong

Date(s):

Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:00 pm  - 8:30 pm

Overview:

Learn about the anatomy and sensory systems, reproduction, feeding behavior, attacks on humans, and conservation issues relating to sharks, skates and rays at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Dr. Morrissey will discuss current information about the biology of sharks and their cartilaginous allies, the skates and rays of the Chesapeake Bay. He will cover the diversity, anatomy and sensory systems, reproduction, feeding behavior, attacks on humans, and conservation issues relating to sharks, skates and rays and demonstrate how most “common knowledge” about sharks and rays is wrong. $10.

About the Presenter

Dr. John Morrissey earned his Ph.D. at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in 1991. Professor Morrissey, a lifetime member of the American Elasmobranch Society, studies the natural history of sharks, skates, and rays, including investigations of their reproduction, feeding ecology, age and growth, visual adaptations, and more. Most recently, he and his students have studied the natural history of a new species of gulper shark from the Cayman Trench (between Jamaica and Cuba), the population genetics of cownose rays in Chesapeake Bay, and a variety of aspects of the biology of a reproducing colony of chain catsharks in his lab.
He is the senior author of the bestselling textbook “Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life.”

Location:

Annapolis Maritime Museum
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 295-0104

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