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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Gray Seals and Great White Sharks of Cape Cod with Bob Michelson

Gray seal lying on it's side on a beach

Monday, July 18 at 7:00 in the Whiton Room -- Follow seal researchers as they capture and sample newborn Gray seal pups on the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area south of Chatham. Witness the first documentation of this species mating in The United States, and learn about the seal’s complete life history while in New England. Great white sharks have been returning in ever increasing numbers to hunt their favorite snack - Gray seals. Exclusive underwater photographs provided courtesy of the MA Division of Marine Fisheries and the Great White Shark Consortium show this apex predator in Cape Cod waters.

This event will be held in person at the Library. To join us, please register online.

Bob Michelson is a published underwater photographer/videographer, who has been diving for 42 years. He is a PADI Dive Master, a Specialty Instructor in underwater photography, videography, naturalist, and PADI Project AWARE Fish I.D. Bob’s work has appeared in numerous magazines (i.e. Highlights for Children, Natural History, NC Coastal Review Online, The Fisherman, Field & Stream, Northern Woodlands, NH Wildlife Journal); on various broadcast networks (i.e. Discovery, Science and History Channels, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS). His work has appeared in numerous museums including The New England Aquarium, The Smithsonian, The National Aquarium, The Ontario Science Center & The Oregon Zoo. He co-wrote the curriculum, and created The Northeast REEF Fish Identification Project and Northeast Invertebrate Identification Program. He introduced the REEF Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC) to New England in 2001 in collaboration with The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. This annual event has been the largest single day GAFC event in the United States since its inception. 

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