“Ancora Imparo” – I’m still learning
~ Michelangelo at age 87
Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation Course
Although I have studied and admired sharks since I was five years old, not unlike Michelangelo, I am still learning. Way back in grade five, I gave an interest talk about sharks to my fellow school classmates. This was several years before the blockbuster movie thriller JAWS was released worldwide in theatres. Suffice to say, sharks have been a lifelong passion.
Last summer (2016) I did this free online course, “Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation.” Here is the web link:
This is an activity‑rich shark biology course wherein you can virtually join researchers on location in labs, aquariums, and oceans across the globe to learn about the biodiversity, biology, and conservation of sharks, rays, and chimaeras. The course material also covers a range of topics such as, shark habitats, fossil records, how sharks and their relatives have impacted human history and culture, functional anatomy, sensory biology, reproduction, behaviours, and ecology of many of the 1,200 living shark species. All in all, a shark frenzy of knowledge that even the most ardent shark lover is sure to learn something new and fascinating about sharks.