Lowell Lecture

Chasing Shadows: The Return of the White Shark to Coastal New England with Dr. Greg Skomal and Ret Talbot

Date & Time

Nov. 2, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


Leading white shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal and science writer Ret Talbot

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



The New England Aquarium Lecture Series presents acclaimed shark biologist Dr. Greg Skomal and science writer Ret Talbot, who in their new book—Chasing Shadows: My Life Tracking the Great White Shark—explore the remarkable conservation success story of this species.

From the fascinating early days of shark research on the East Coast to the consequences of the so-called Jaws effect to the newest white shark hot spot off Cape Cod, Skomal and Talbot will frame the restoration of this apex predator to an ecosystem as a conservation win, but one that brings with it serious challenges, drama, and controversy. They ask: Will we welcome the return of these ancient and marvelously evolved creatures, or revert to viewing them as competitors, invaders, and monsters?

Copies of Chasing Shadows will be available for purchase during this event and a book signing will follow the lecture. Doors open and cash bar available at 6:00 p.m. The lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

This New England Aquarium Lecture Series event is free to the public and presented in partnership with the Lowell Institute. Advance registration is required.