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  • Date and time: Tuesday 4 June 2024, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Avoiding tired factoids, shark authority Daniel Abel gives new bite to essential information about sharks, including their adaptations as top predators, 450-million-year evolution, behavioural complexity, ecological importance, existential threats, and often sensationalised appearances in popular culture, from Jaws to Shark Week.

Daniel, author of Sharkpedia, will explain that sharks are much less to be feared - and much more interesting, complicated, and important - than many realise. Join Daniel as he debunks shark myths, describes their lives, introduces a variety of iconic and obscure species, and explores our love/hate relationship with them. Why not join us online and dive in!

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too. 

About the speaker

Daniel C. Abel is Professor of Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University, USA, where his research focuses on shark ecology and physiology. He is the co-author of The Lives of Sharks and Tooth and Claw: Top Predators of the World (both Princeton), among other books. 


University of York