Episode 15 – The Science of Jaws: from shark attacks to marine biology!

The ‘Expert panel’ Deborah McNeill, David Bailey, Shaun Killen, and Zara Gladman (moderating). ©Mary Ryan

In this episode, we feature a Q&A discussion that followed a recent screening of the 1975 film Jaws held at the Glasgow film theatre as part of the 2014 Glasgow Science Festival. Dr David Bailey, Dr Deborah McNeill and Dr Shaun Killen are the experts answering the questions and exploring the relative risk of shark attacks, the impact of overfishing and the realities of being a marine biologist! This event was sponsored by the British Ecological Society.

Not to add a spoiler, but I think we can conclude that it is safe to go in the water…

Episode 15- The Science of Jaws

Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Terry Goss [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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