“I am driven by a sense of responsibility and a sense of urgency to broadcast what I have learned: that sharks are integral to the planet’s health and that they are in trouble and need our help.”
Award-winning journalist and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has been fascinated with sharks since he first saw one underwater at the age of 20. Celebrating the release of his latest book, “Shark,” which features 250 photographs, Skerry gave a talk this past July at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich. In conjunction with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, based in Chatham, Skerry told stories of his many shark encounters around the world, including right here in Chatham, and how we must all work to conserve the ocean and its many inhabitants. Skerry sits on the board for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and works closely with local lead scientist Dr. Greg Skomal to study and tag great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod.
“Shark,” by Brian Skerry, National Geographic, 208 pages, $25