Shark Events


Fossil Shark Tooth Hunts

Join us for some great family fun searching for fossilized shark teeth. Free to children and SRI members. $10 per person or $20 per family for non-members. We provide all needed equipment. Two dates are scheduled now, with more to follow. Registration is required so please click below to sign up.

April 20, 2019 1-3pm EST
May 25, 2019 1-3pm EST

Colts Neck, NJ USA

CITES CoP 18 World Wildlife Conference

The single most powerful tool to protect endangered species is the United Nations treaty known as The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES). The delegates to CITES, scientific authorities from 183 nations, will meet to decide the fate of many species currently threatened with extinction. CITES is where the future of African elephants, rhinos, pangolins, birds, trees, and many other species will be decided.

SRI has sent scientists to CITES every year since 2002. This year we are sending three of our scientists to the meeting in Sri Lanka to present delegates with peer-reviewed scientific evidence in support of additional shark species being considered for CITES protection. Learn more about our role here.

TBD, 2019

Colombo, Sri Lanka

5th International Whale Shark Conference

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.

May 28‐31, 2019

Exmouth, Western Australia

World Oceans Week at the Explorers Club

World Oceans Day is celebrated each year on June 8th to acknowledge the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. Throughout the week there will be presentations at the Explorers Club on deep ocean, marine wildlife, youth programs, coral reefs, Marine Protected Areas, plastics, The Blue Economy, and many more.

June 3-8, 2019

The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY USA


When you experience SharkCon, you will dive deep into the world’s oceans. Everyone is connected to the ocean, but there are so many more secrets to learn about its amazing inhabitants. SharkCon is an event suitable for the casual consumer of shark lore, to the most intense aficionado of shark science. If it’s about sharks, it’s at SharkCon.

July 13-14, 2019

Florida Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL USA