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Demon Fish: Understanding Our Relationship with Sharks
The Tennessee Aquarium's
Our Blue Planet Series

"Demon Fish: Understanding Our Relationship with Sharks"
With Juliet Eilperin
Environmental reporter for The Washington Post

Thursday, November 17, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

River Journey Auditorium
Book signing, cash bar & dessert reception to follow

In Papua New Guinea, summoning sharks by magic still exists. In our own culture, many earn bragging rights by diving with "demon fish." In mainland China, a gruesome fishing industry supplies fins for shark fin soup, a status symbol of the wealthy.

Author Juliet Eilperin traveled around the world with researchers on a scientific mission to investigate the fascinating and often puzzling ways different peoples and cultures relate to the ocean's top predator - the shark. The result is Eilperin's recently published book Demon Fish, Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks.

Discover the role sharks have played throughout history and in popular culture and the threats they now face. "If we pay attention, sharks can tell us about their watery world and its implications for the land we inhabit. How we negotiate sharing the planet with sharks could help determine what our own future looks like, not just theirs." - Introduction, Demon Fish

A graduate of Princeton University, Juliet Eilperin is the national environmental reporter for The Washington Post, where she writes about science, policy, and politics in such areas as climate change and oceans.

Presented by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Attendees: 1 No Charge