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Friday, August 22, 2014

URI to air shark documentary on RI PBS, Aug. 28

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A new documentary about sharks and shark research produced by the University of Rhode Island will premiere on Rhode Island PBS on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m.

The program, “Sharks: The Demon Fish?” examines how URI faculty and alumni are conducting wide-ranging research to develop a better understanding of sharks, one based on science rather than fiction. It explores a variety of human experiences with these misunderstood creatures, from curious tourists visiting the Florida Aquarium to dedicated shark scientists working in the waters off Cape Cod. Viewers will encounter a number of shark species, from the diminutive bamboo shark to the notorious great white.

Featured experts in the 30-minute documentary are Cheryl Wilga and Bradley Wetherbee from the URI Department of Biological Sciences, as well as…

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