COSEE Florida's Science café discussed shark conservation, scientific documentaries, and Shark Week in Miami
On Wednesday September 24th, 2014, COSEE Florida hosted a science café entitled “Pseudoscience and Shark Week: What’s real and what’s not?” in Miami, Florida. The panel included David “Whysharksmatter” Shiffman and Catherine MacDonald, PhD students from University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as Alexa Elliott, Series Producer, Changing Seas at WPBT2. Shiffman shared his scientific perspective on the documentaries provided during this years Shark Week. MacDonald spoke on the effects that media coverage of sharks has on shark conservation and science. Elliott shared her perspective on science journalism and her philosophy when planning documentaries. The science café was standing room only at The Grove Spot with engaging questions from the audience that ranged from the effects of climate change on sharks to the representation of women and minorities during Shark Week.
If you weren’t able to make it out to this event and want to find out what was discussed, check out the storified twitter-convo!
If you’d like more information on shark science, follow David Shiffman on Twitter @whysharksmatter or on Facebook at David Whysharksmatter Shiffman.
If you’d like more information on quality science journalism, follow Alexa Elliott on Twitter @CHANGINGSEAS or on Facebook at CHANGING SEAS.
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Stay tuned for further events from COSEE Florida!