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Happy Shark Week!
 
Join Ocean Conservancy for a Google Hangout all about sharks! Did you know that there are roughly 400 species of sharks? While many people fear sharks, the reality is that sharks have more to fear from humans than humans do from sharks. Join us as we talk about the coolest (and often unknown) facts about sharks, the greatest threats facing sharks today, and our biggest hopes for shark conservation. It promises to be a fin-tastic Google Hangout that you won’t want to miss!

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George Leonard is Chief Scientist at Ocean Conservancy. A long-time scuba diver, George has worked on a range of ocean-related issues including marine debris, sustainable seafood and marine protected areas. During his graduate work, George logged over 600 dives studying the undersea world off the California and New England coasts.

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David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami's Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, where he studies the ecology and conservation of sharks. He was named the 2013 Florida Marine Science Educator of the Year. He is happy to answer any questions anyone has about sharks through his award-winning social media accounts (Twitter @WhySharksMatter, Facebook.com/WhySharksMatter).

Juliet Eilperin, who spent nearly a decade covering the environment for The Washington Post is now one of the paper’s White House correspondents, covering subjects ranging from climate change and oceans to foreign policy and health care. Her second book, “Demon Fish: Travels Through the World With Sharks,” was published by Pantheon in June 2011, and has been featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” as well as in People, Smithsonian and Popular Science magazines.

Dr. Joe Quattro Professor is a professor of the Marine Science Program and Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Quattro was a member of the team that discovered a new species of Hammerhead Shark – the Carolina Hammerhead.
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Get the real story behind Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas Report: Join our Google Hangout today at 2:00 EST to hear from an expert panel about how marine debris is impacting our ocean and what you can do to make difference.
 
Trash has infiltrated all reaches of our ocean, causing negative impacts on ocean life and coastal communities. The problem can seem overwhelming, but it is preventable. Join Ocean Conservancy for a conversation about trash and the ocean. We’ll talk about the ‘just-released’ findings from Ocean Conservancy’s 2013 International Coastal Cleanup. And we’ll hear from a leading scientist and waste management expert about where the solutions to this problem lie.  You’ll learn what we’ve discovered, what does it all means and what we can do next?

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George Leonard is Chief Scientist at Ocean Conservancy. A long-time scuba diver, George has worked on a range of ocean-related issues including marine debris, sustainable seafood and marine protected areas. During his graduate work, he logged over 400 dives in 3 years studying California's kelp forests, the undersea equivalent of tropical rain forests.

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Nick Mallos is a Conservation Biologist and Marine Debris Specialist at Ocean Conservancy. His travels take him around the world, showing him the final resting place of trash generated by our disposable culture. Nick’s work is designed to help people around the globe work to protect our blue planet. He is also an avid surfer and works hard to catch a wave wherever his travels take him.

Chelsea Rochman has her BS in Biology from UCSD and recently received her PhD in Marine Ecology from UC Davis and San Diego State in 2013. She is currently researching the fate and toxicity of plastic debris in freshwater and marine habitats. Specifically, her expertise is in the sorption of priority pollutants (pesticides, trace metals, flame retardants, and plastic additives) to plastic debris and from plastic debris in aquatic habitats and the fate and toxicity of this debris in marine organisms. In addition to researching plastic debris in coastal habitats, she has experience researching debris in the North Pacific Gyre and the South Atlantic Gyre as part of separate research cruises.

Ted Siegler has 40 years of experience working on solid waste management issues. He served for 15 years as Technical Consultant to the American Plastics Council on increasing the recovery of plastics for recycling, and has spent the past 20 years working on capacity building for local and central governments in 14 countries around the world. Ted specializes in recycling collection and processing, economic analysis, and municipal finance and has been with DSM Environmental Services, Inc. since 1987. DSM specializes in waste reduction and recycling issues for municipal and state governments.
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