EVENTS

2019 Afuera Whale Shark Expeditions

July 24th-28th and July 30th-August 3rd, 2019 — Cancun, Mexico

Each year the Shark Research Institute takes shark enthusiasts to visit the world’s largest aggregation of whale sharks. This remarkable wildlife phenomenon allows participants to snorkel with what can be 200+ whale sharks, and to participate in the global whale shark photo-identification project. For more information contact trip leader Jennifer Schmidt at jennifer@sharks.org.

 

5th International Whale Shark Conference

May 28-31, 2019 — Exmouth, Western Australia

IWSC5 will bring together scientists, researchers, graduate students and tourism professionals from around the world to interact with colleagues studying all aspects of whale shark biology, ecology and conservation.

https://www.iwsc5.info/

 

Our World Underwater Chicago

February 16th-17th, 2019 — Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois

This popular dive and travel show features seminars, workshops, exhibitors, a film festival, prizes, children’s events and more. SRI Director of Science & Research Dr. Jennifer Schmidt will be giving two seminars about her whale shark research at this event.

Information: https://ourworldunderwater.com/

 

2018 Djibouti Whale Shark Expedition

November 30-December 8, 2018 — Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti, Africa

This year’s expedition to study the whale sharks that aggregate in the Gulf of Tadjoura is full, but information about the 2019 expedition can be obtained from trip leader Jennifer Schmidt at jennifer@sharks.org.

 

SRI Winter Auctions

November 15, 2018 — Worldwide

See www.sharks.org at this time for links to the auctions.

 

DEMA Show 2018

November 14-17, 2018 — Las Vegas, Nevada

This is the largest diving show in the world. The event brings together around 650 exhibitors. It is only accessible to professionals of the scuba diving industry.

 

Fossil Shark Tooth Hunt

October 7, 2018 — Big Brook, NJ

The last fossil shark tooth hunt of the season, contact SRI at info@sharks.org to register. The cost is $10 per person or $20 per family, but children and SRI members are free.

 

Sharkwater Extinction

October 5, 2018 — Worldwide

This important film, the project SRI Advisory Board Member Rob Stewart was working on when he perished during a deep dive off Florida, opens today.

 

The Fifth Annual SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival

Saturday September 22, 2018 — Hudson River Park’s Pier 84

The festival runs from 11am to 4pm.

 

Fossil Shark Tooth Hunt

August 11, 2018 — Colts Neck, NJ

Free for SRI members & all children. Non-members $10. Registration is required because we need to bring equipment for everyone. Email info@sharks.org or call (609) 921-3522 to register.

 

The 10th Annual Shark Celebrity Auction

July 22-31, 2018 — Worldwide

Being auctioned are lunches or dinners with many of the world-famous researchers & conservationists. You will recognize most from network television, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Nat Geo and Animal Planet. These celebrities are located around the world, so simply pick one who is nearby that you’d like to meet and get to know personally, and start bidding. When the auction opens there will be a link from the homepage of our website, or you can enter the auction directly at www.biddingforgood.com/shark.

 

Shark-Con

July 14th-15th — Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

This shark-focused marine festival features seminar and exhibits, games and touch pools for children, Discover Scuba events and much more. SRI Director of Science & Research Jennifer Schmidt will be presenting a seminar at the show, and SRI will have an exhibition booth.

Information: http://shark-con.com/

 

Shark Show, A Shark Conservation Benefit Concert for SRI hosted by singer, songwriter, actor Elise Levin. 

July 13, 2018 — Brooklyn, NY

Come hear some great music and support the Shark Research Institute. Program begins at 8pm at The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. The concert features top new musicians, and visual artists such as famous shark photographer Wayne Levin.

Information: SRI Benefit Concert Flyer

 

Shark Celebration

June 25-June 27, 2018 — Jenkinsons Aquarium, Point Pleasant, NJ

Presentations by SRI staff afternoons and evenings.

 

Gulf of California Expedition

May 4th – May 13th, 2018 — Baja California, Mexico

Travel with SRI Director of Science & Research Dr. Jennifer Schmidt to study the many species of sharks and rays that inhabit the Gulf of California.

Information: https://www.sharks.org/expeditions/women-researchers-in-science-journey-to-the-sea-of-cortez-expedition

 

Beneath the Sea

March 23rd-25th, 2018 — Meadowlands Exposition Center, New Jersey

America’s largest consumer scuba and travel show features workshops, seminars, exhibitors, an underwater photo competition and more.

Information: http://www.beneaththesea.org/

 

Our World Underwater Chicago

February 17th-18th, 2018 — Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois

Dive and travel show features seminars, workshops, exhibitors, a film festival, prizes, children’s events and more.

Information: https://ourworldunderwater.com/Chicago/

 

Our World Underwater Dallas

January 27th-28th, 2018 — Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Dallas, Texas

Dive and travel show features seminars, workshops, exhibitors, a film festival, prizes, children’s events and more. SRI Director of Science & Research Jennifer Schmidt will be presenting seminars at the show.

Information: http://ourworldunderwater.com/Texas/

 

Djibouti Expedition

January 5th-12th, 2018 — Djibouti, Africa

Travel with SRI Director of Science & Research Dr. Jennifer Schmidt to study the juvenile whale sharks of the Gulf of Tadjoura, off the coast of Djibouti.

Information: https://www.sharks.org/expeditions/djibouti-whale-shark-research-expedition-january-5th-13th-2018