February 28, 2013

Isla Vista Surfrider Presents "A Night With the Great White"

 Local Experts Discuss Recent Shark Sightings in Santa Barbara

Humans have had a deep fascination with Great White Sharks for centuries. The majestic beauty of such an apex predator draws interest, fear, and awe from all who witness the creature.
Humans have had a deep fascination with Great White Sharks for centuries. The majestic beauty of such an apex predator draws interest, fear, and awe from all who witness the creature. Recent developments in research methods and new technology has put us closer to understanding the Great White than ever before.

Looking for something to do this Friday night, March 1st? Well, we have a suggestion for you! Come out and join IV Surfrider Foundation and Sundance Beach for “A Night with the Great White!”

This would be the last thing you would want to see if you dipped your head underwater to have a look!
This would be the last thing you would want to see if you dipped your head underwater!
This photo clearly shows the Great White's electro-magnetic sensing pores, called the "Ampullae of Lorenzini", these pores can detect any electro-magnetic field in the sharks area. This allows the shark to see a mental picture of their surroundings in complete darkness.
This photo clearly shows the Great White’s electro-magnetic sensing pores, called the “Ampullae of Lorenzini.” These pores can detect any electro-magnetic field in the sharks area. This allows the shark to see a mental picture of their surroundings in complete darkness.

This event will explore the increase in Great White Shark activity off our coast and what this means to ocean users. The event will begin with tabling from local campus and community organizations like Sundance Beach, include presentations by Ralph Collier of the Shark Research Committee and Peter Howorth of the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, and conclude with a reception and raffle.

The doors will open at 6:00pm and the event will begin at 7pm. It will be held in Corwin Pavilion, which is located adjacent to the University Center. Tickets are $10 for community members and $5 for UCSB students, with all proceeds benefiting the Marine Mammal Center and Shark Research Committee.

We are so stoked for this event and hope to see you all there!

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