Sharks have been swimming the oceans (and helping maintain ecosystems) for more than 400 MILLION years. Sharks have survived numerous extinction events, including the last which caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. For all this time, sharks were the top predators in the ocean. Until now. Today, many shark species are threatened with extinction. Over-fishing and shark finning is killing tens of millions of sharks per year. Fortunately, help is on the way. TEXAS SHARK STEWARDS is working to protect our sharks. They are part of a movement to ban the shark fin trade, stop illegal shark finning and establish shark sanctuaries. To explain the dangerous waters faced by sharks, Katie Jarl, Texas State Director of the Humane Society of the US, will be here to discuss the shark's plight in the Gulf, and what is happening in Austin to help address the problem.
(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)
Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama
and Woodhead). Houston, TX.
Ample parking is available behind the church.