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Ocean First Educationís Director of Science and Research Will Host Shark Webinar on Friday, March 25

Dr. Caine Delacy will host world-renowned shark researcher Dr. Austin Gallagher

Boulder, Colo. – WEBWIRE
Register for Ocean First Educationís shark webinar on March 25.
Register for Ocean First Educationís shark webinar on March 25.

On Friday, March 25, Ocean First Education is hosting a free webinar that will explore the critical role sharks play in the marine ecosystem. Caine Delacy, Ph.D., Ocean First Educationís director of science and research, will host the webinar and will be joined by world-renowned shark researcher, Austin Gallagher, Ph.D. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. MST.

During this webinar, Delacy and Gallagher will discuss why sharks are critical to the health of our planetís marine ecosystems; findings from their research conducted around the world; and Gallagherís pioneering shark research in Japan.

Teachers and students, and anyone interested in learning more about sharks are encouraged to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during this live event. Register for this free webinar at

Additionally, in celebration of its partnership with Mission Blue, announced earlier this month, Ocean First Education is offering 20 percent off ďThe Truth about SharksĒ course through March 31. Access the course at, and enter promo code MissionBlue at checkout.

About Caine Delacy
As the director of science and research at Ocean First Education, Caine Delacy, Ph.D., aligns educational efforts with current scientific research. Delacyís background as a marine ecologist focuses on understanding the structure and function of reef fish communities and the role Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and other management strategies play in conserving these communities. He has studied tropical and temperate reefs throughout the world, focusing largely on the East African coastline. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia, and became a dive master at age 20.

About Austin Gallagher
Austin Gallagher, Ph. D., is a global conservation†biologist, social entrepreneur, award-winning filmmaker and wildlife photographer, and writer specializing in the conservation and study of predators with a focus on†sharks. He serves as Beneath the Wavesí president and director of research, is a post-doctoral fellow at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), an adjunct professor at the University of Miami in Florida and a visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland.†For more information, visit

About Ocean First Education
Founded in 2008 and based in Boulder, Colorado, Ocean First Education provides innovative and dynamic online marine science courses for middle school through adult learners. Our team of educators, scientists and researchers are committed to increasing awareness of marine environments and engaging students through interactive experiences. Ocean First Education is grounded in its mission to inspire our students, teachers and community to become stewards of the sea. For more information, visit

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