RYE —Famed as one of the world’s deadliest creatures, the great white shark hunts the world around in waters no higher than your waist. But out of the 100-plus annual shark attacks worldwide, less than one-half are attributed to the great white. Is this infamous predator getting a bad rap?

Join marine scientist Dr. Allan Waterfield at the Great Whites: Fact of Folklore? Evening at the Seacoast Science Center Dinner on Thurs., November 13 at 6:00 p.m. to find out the facts. His captivating presentation will dispel the legends and inform you about the current research being done on this elusive predator.

You’ll find out the answer to the question “are the numbers of great whites increasing in New England?” While scientists speculate that great whites normally give birth to five to seven pups at a time, no one has ever witnessed their birth or discovered their birthing grounds. Discover the latest information that marine biologists are learning about the streamline swimmer’s behavior through tracking devices, data, and observation.

The cost for the Great White Sharks: Fact or Folklore dinner (adults only please) are $50.00 for Seacoast Science Center members; $60.00 for non-members and include a cocktail reception, fine catered dinner, and presentation.

Please make your reservations by Mon., November 10 online at www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events, or call 603-436-8043, ext. 24. Sponsored by Appledore Marine Engineering, all proceeds support the Center’s ocean education mission. The Seacoast Science Center is located 570 Ocean Blvd in Rye.

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