David Shiffman (@whysharksmatter), a marine biologist who studies sharks, visited the school yesterday and met with 4th, 5th, and 9th graders to discuss his experience working with sharks. Shiffman gave a brief overview of his fieldwork and then answered student questions. Student questions ranged from why sharks bite people to what types of shark are the largest and smallest in the world. He discussed the two major threats that are facing shark species worldwide including by-catch fishing and shark fin soup. Students also learned that sharks have two senses that humans do not, and that 33% of shark species are expected to go extinct in the next 10-15 years.
Thank you David Shiffman for visiting our school!
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