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SCIENCE AND A MOVIE: JAWS
Aug 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Central Cinema
Seattle, WA

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Presented with Pacific Science Center. Sharks can be scary, a fact that drove millions to the box office when Jaws debuted several decades ago. It turns out that the fear sharks inspire in their prey is of profound ecological importance as well. Learn more about the ways predators can shape their surroundings with Dr. Aaron Wirsing, a wildlife ecologist at University of Washington. Using his work in Western Australia as a case study, Dr. Wirsing will describe, for example, how the mere presence of tiger sharks keeps grazing by large herbivores such as dugongs and sea turtles in check. Following the film, enjoy a lively Q&A moderated by Pacific Science Center.
Film : Genre: Action,Drama
SCIENCE AND A MOVIE: JAWS | 7:00 PM
Presented with Pacific Science Center. Sharks can be scary, a fact that drove millions to the box office when Jaws debuted several decades ago. It turns out that the fear sharks inspire in their prey is of profound ecological importance as well. Learn more about the ways predators can shape their surroundings with Dr. Aaron Wirsing, a wildlife ecologist at University of Washington. Using his work in Western Australia as a case study, Dr. Wirsing will describe, for example, how the mere presence of tiger sharks keeps grazing by large herbivores such as dugongs and sea turtles in check. Following the film, enjoy a lively Q&A moderated by Pacific Science Center.
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