People tend to think of sharks as dangerous, indiscriminate predators. Dr. Richie aims to make you think differently about sharks and their benefits to humans, our ecosystems and our planet. She will also discuss some of our local sharks and their antibiotic-producing microbial partners. Dr. Ritchie is a Professor at USCB, studying coral reefs and sharks and their beneficial microbes. Dr. Ritchie also explores the use of shark beneficial bacteria as a novel source of antibiotics for humans.
Cost is $7 per person (ages 12 and older please) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.