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Shark Events in San Clemente and Newport Beach Focuses on Education and Preservation

Shark Week may be over, but there are still upcoming shark events in Southern California, particularly in San Clemente and Newport Beach. These events will encourage the audience and participants to know more about the creature under the sea and its preservation.

The shark buzz will go on as these events happen this August. Last August 14, ‘Sharks, Myth of the Monster.’ This event was hosted by the San Onofre Parks Foundation and took place in the historic cottage within the San Clemente State Park campgrounds. A reception and gallery exhibit took place from 6 PM and 7 PM.

After that, Jim Serpa will take the stage for a one-hour lecture. Serpa is a longtime state park ranger and marine educator.

The San Clemente event tickets cost $15.

He shared that his fascination with sharks began in 1973 when he took a scuba dive in the Bahamas. That time, a big hermit crab bit his finger leaving blood oozing into the saltwater.

Newport Beach will have two shark events with Maria Korcsmaros, a 2016 shark bite survivor. The first will be on September 5, 2019, at 5:30 PM at Newport Beach’s Back Bay Science Center.

This event will allow Korcsmaros to share a lecture that’ll give her audience a first-hand account of her shark encounter. It’s a free event, but registration is required since seating is limited. You can contact (949) 640-9959 for more information.

Korcsmaros second shark event is the Run4Sharks & Ocean Protection. She created this event, which is now in its second year. Mark your calendar on October 5, 2019, at 9 AM if you’re interested in joining. There will be educational booths that aim to raise awareness about conservation.

The shark survivor became fascinated by the sea creatures, so she studied everything there is to know about them. She even joined ocean conservation groups like Shark Stewards. The mentioned non-profit organization focuses on banning finning of sharks (done by some cultures for food and souvenir).

Know more about sharks and how you can help preserve the species by joining the events mentioned in southern Orange County.


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