Leading Shark Expert at Tabor

Greg Skomal is the state’s leading shark expert, and has spearheaded efforts to tag and track great white sharks off of Cape Cod. Skomal, who has a Ph.D. from Boston University and teaches at the University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford, has studied sharks from the Arctic Circle to the Central Pacific and has been featured in numerous films and television programs.

Elizabeth Leary, manager of Tabor’s Marine Science lab, was first introduced to Skomal during her graduate studies in Woods Hole, where he was her teaching assistant. Since that time, Leary has followed his exciting research. Tabor will welcome Skomal to campus on May 16. He will share some of the exciting research that is currently being conducted to ensure the safety of the great white sharks that have been showing up more and more off the shores of Cape Cod.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held on May 16 at 6:30 pm at Hoyt Hall (Fireman Performing Arts Center), located on Front Street.

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