Why does the world need sharks?

Dr. David Shiffman

Sharks are often one of the more misunderstood creatures of the sea, for years demonised by movies. This talk explores why sharks are in fact an essential part of the ocean's ecosystem and how our own future is dependent on saving them.

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Sharks are often one of the more misunderstood creatures of the deep blue sea, for years demonised by movies and portrayed as man-eating monsters.  In this Garden talk Dr David Shiffman explores why sharks are in fact highly intelligent creatures of evolution and are actually an essential part of the ocean's ecosystem and how our own future is dependent on saving them.

Dr  David Shiffman is a marine biologist specialising in the ecology and conservation of sharks. His passion is to generate a better understanding between humans and sharks in order to save them. In His book Why Sharks Matter Dr David Shiffman explores the importance of these beautiful creatures to the world's marine ecosystems.

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50 minutes

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Amazing Oceans

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Dr. David Shiffman

Dr. David Shiffman has loved sharks since childhood. He is an interdisciplinary marine biologist who studies threatened sharks and how to protect them.

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Amazing Oceans Collection

Covering almost three-quarters of the Earth, our amazing oceans are vast, beautiful, scary and relatively unexplored. This collection brings to the surface fascinating insights and stories across ocean science, conservation and culture.

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