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Pender Island

Sharks! With Meaghen McCord

Meaghen has been studying sharks around the world for more than 20 years. Find out about her amazing work! 7:00 At the Community Hall. $5 at the door

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Sharks!  With Meaghen McCord
Sharks!  With Meaghen McCord

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Nov 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pender Island, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1, Canada

About the Event

Meaghen has been studying sharks around the world for more than 20 years. She founded the South African Shark Conservancy (SASC) in 2007, and subsequently founded its flagship science-based training program, the Shark Academy in 2010. Meaghen was the Executive Director and Chief Scientist of SASC for 14 years, before immigrating to Canada with her family in 2020 to take on the role of Marine Ecologist Team Lead at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, where she led the Southern Resident Killer Whale Science and Conservation Program.

Meaghen has co-authored numerous scientific papers on sharks and serves as a specialist scientist on a number of international committees, including the IUCN Shark Specialist Group. Her expertise in sharks has led her on numerous adventures, and her work has been featured on Animal Planet, BBC Earth, Discovery Channel, Forbes Women Africa, and more. She has also acted as the shark scientist on thrilling expeditions for Land Rover and Discovery Channel.

Meaghen continues her work for Parks Canada as a Marine Management Advisor and specialist marine megafauna and ecosystem ecologist. She has taken several exciting acting assignments including the Manager, Marine Strategy & Initiatives (Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site), Resource Conservation Manager (Gulf Islands National Park Reserve) and Resource Conservation Manager (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve). Her current work supports Canada's efforts to achieve the country's Marine Conservation Targets under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (Aichi Target 11). She is also a Scientific Advisor and post-graduate student supervisor with SASC.

7:00 At the Community Hall. $5 at the door

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