Book cover art showing illustrations of sharks and photos of a woman's face with the words Sharks Don't Sink By Jasmine Graham
Event

Book Talk: Sharks Don’t Sink with Jasmin Graham

Join us for this special book talk happening under our giant megalodon replica!

Museum Hours

Open today from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Plan Your Visit
Suitable for All Ages
Wheelchair Accessible
Event Date
Wed., July 17 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a discussion with Jasmin Graham, an award-winning shark scientist and author of Sharks Don't Sink: Adventures of a Rogue Shark Scientist moderated by Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

Sharks Don't Sink is a riveting, moving, and ultimately triumphant memoir at the intersection of science and social justice: a guidebook to how we can all learn to respect and protect some of nature’s most misunderstood and vulnerable creatures—and grant the same grace to ourselves.

Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be provided.   

 

This program is free to the public. Online RSVPs are encouraged by emailing publicprograms@scmuseum.org.


 

About Jasmine Graham

JASMIN GRAHAM is a marine biologist in the field of elasmobranch ecology and evolution, currently specializing in smalltooth sawfish and hammerhead sharks. She is the co-founder of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS), an organization providing support for women of color in the field of shark biology and ecology, in order to foster greater diversity in marine science. She is a recipient of the WWF Conservation Leadership Award, the Safina Launchpad Center Fellowship, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Book cover art showing illustrations of sharks and photos of a woman's face with the words Sharks Don't Sink By Jasmine Graham

About Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson

DR. CLAUDIA BENITEZ-NELSON is the Senior Associate Dean and a Carolina Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, carbon, and contaminants, sinking particle fluxes, and the application of naturally occurring radionuclides in understanding coastal and open ocean processes. Over the past two decades Dr. Benitez-Nelson has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, including lead author publications in the journals Science and Nature, and has been continuously supported by substantial, multi-year research and education grant. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Oceanography Society. She is the current Chair of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and is a member of the Whitehouse’s Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP). Dr. Benitez-Nelson earned B.S. degrees in chemistry and oceanography from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program.

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