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Thursday, October 6 • 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Life Aquatic | MarAlliance (Sharks and Rays)
Throughout the Americas and reaching all the way to Africa’s shores, MarAlliance works to conserve sharks and rays. These phantoms of the deep have graced Earth’s oceans for 400 million years, but roughly 24% of sharks and rays are nearing extinction due to overfishing, pollution, and habitat degradation. MarAlliance has spent decades working with local fishers to develop effective conservation goals, document shark and ray distribution, and discourage harmful fishing practices. They also conduct research to establish marine protected areas and offer community and children outreach programs to convey the importance of these vital marine predators.

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Dr. Rachel Graham

Executive Director, MarAlliance
Dr. Rachel Graham is a conservation scientist with over 28 years of experience on projects around the world. She is the founder and Executive Director of MarAlliance, an international organization dedicated to the research and conservation of large marine wildlife, such as sharks... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 5:00pm - 5:20pm PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)