CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — For the third-straight year, the Harte Research Institute from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, will be hosting its annual Shark Week Watch Party at Brewster St. Icehouse Downtown. The watch party will include information about the importance of sharks in our ecosystems.
"They're important predators in our ecosystem," says Greg Stunz Ph.D., Director for Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation. "You have to have those high level, what we call 'apex predators' to keep the ecosystem in balance and in check. And that way the ocean can provide all the services it does to our human well-being."
While our large-toothed friends are the star of the program, the party also will feature information on other topics, such as keeping our gulf waters, and environment, healthy.
"That'll include things such as water quality, our oyster reef programs, and a variety of activities that we have here at the institute that will be of public interest," says Stunz.
At the Shark Week Watch Party, HRI will show how they have tagged sharks over the years and share the misconceptions commonly known with sharks.
To track sharks in the gulf tagged by HRI, follow this link here.