White Shark Lecture with Dr. Greg Skomal - SOLD OUT

White Shark Lecture with Dr. Greg Skomal - SOLD OUT

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (map)

Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark with Dr. Greg Skomal

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Despite its well-established presence in the North Atlantic Ocean the white shark is not considered an abundant species, and efforts to study its ecology have historically been hampered by the inability of researchers to predictably find these sharks. However, the rebounding population of gray seals off the coast of New England is drawing white sharks in greater numbers to our shoreline. Cape Cod has now become the only known aggregating site for white sharks in the North Atlantic.

To take advantage of this opportunity, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries initiated a long-term white shark program in 2009 to study the ecology and natural history of this species in the western North Atlantic. With more than 100 white sharks now tagged with sophisticated technology, Dr. Greg Skomal and his team are piecing together an incredible story of how this shark lives in the North Atlantic.

Dr. Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, charismatic speaker and senior fisheries biologist with Massachusetts Marine Fisheries since 1987. He currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program as well as directing the scientific research on Great White Sharks off the coast of Cape Cod for the last 6 years.

Doors will open for wine and cheese at 6 pmLecture at 6:30pm

The presentation is $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit Dr. Skomal’s research via the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s education programs.

Reservations are required

For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133

Great Whites at Guadalupe Island

Great Whites at Guadalupe Island


Join the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on the trip of a lifetime, cage diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe Island! 


We have secured two cage diving trips to Guadalupe Island this year; the first being July 27th with the fiesty gangs of male white sharks.  The second being November 5th with the large female sharks.  We've also partnered with award-winning Global Shark Diving operator, Nautilus Liveaboards!  

This year, the trip fare is not fixed and will be determined by which suite-type you chose.  The trip fare includes:

  • Personalized service from the award-winning staff of Nautilus Liveaboards

  • A Guadalupe shark ID book

  • The Nautilus Liveaboad trip video

  • A $500 tax-deductible donation to AWSC

  • All food & (non-alcoholic) drink onboard

  • An AWSC short-sleeved t-shirt

The fare does not include your travel to and overnight stay in San Diego, dive/travel insurance (recommended), or crew gratuity.  

Thanks to Nautilus's surface cage system - you do not need to be a certified diver to share the water with white sharks!  However, you will need scuba certification to dive in the submersible cages.  Read more about the Nautilus diving system here.  

5–10 November

Join AWSC aboard the Nautilus Explorer

A Jawesome Holiday Celebration at the Chatham Shark Center

A Jawesome Holiday Celebration at the Chatham Shark Center

Chatham Shark Center (map)

We will be getting in the holiday spirit with a visit from the jolly man himself, Santa Claus! 

The Chatham Shark Center will be open from 10AM- 3PM and families will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa in the shark cage. (Regular admission rates will apply)

We will also have a fully stocked shop for holiday shoppers who would like to give Jawesome gifts this year! We will have specialty items that can only be found in our shop and we will have some great holiday deals! Shop small business and support white shark research and education by stopping by to see us!