Shark And Chips?

Thu 28 Mar 2019 | 6.15pm | £3*

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Shark and chips?

Endangered shark meat being sold in fish and chip shops was dramatically uncovered by a team at the University of Exeter, led by Dr Andrew Griffiths.

Andrew will tell the story behind his headline-grabbing work that recently identified threatened sharks on sale to the British public. The wonderful diversity of sharks and rays around the UK and their decline are Andrew’s passion. He will describe how genetic approaches – based at looking at a shark’s DNA – provide unique insights into the ecology and conservation of this animal that we find so fascinating.

Biography

Dr Andrew Griffiths is a lecturer in Biological Science at the University of Exeter. His work addresses broad questions in ecology and evolution, with a particular focus on utilising molecular approaches to solving problems that are intractable with traditional ecological methods. His work focuses on fish, in particular the variety of habitats they occupy and the commercial and conservation significance of many species. 

Agile Rabbit

Agile Rabbit is a platform that provides special events for the South-West and beyond to focus on ideas, global affairs and the natural and scientific world. The events are set in contrasting venues across the South-West to provide quirky experiences, whilst maximising participation for all communities.

Agile Rabbit is held in partnership with the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter.

Venue: Exeter Phoenix

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