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Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Expedition: White Sharks and Whales!

Great white shark swimming near the surface of the water
tails of the sea boat on white shark and whale watch
Lindsay taking picture of a humpback whale emerging from the water



7:00-9:00 pm EDT

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) have hosted this wildly popular trip for the last six years, raising both awareness and important funding towards ocean conservation.

This year we are offering something VERY unique -  we are bringing you "behind the scenes" to listen live as our shark and whale experts, eagle-eyed spotter pilot and amazing boat captain reflect on the ten expedition trips they've taken since it all started in 2014.

How do we decide if we are going to watch whales or sharks first? How does Captain Russ maneuver a 100- foot boot in shallow water to get us great views? How does spotter pilot Wayne spot the sharks from the air and guide the boat where to go? What are all of their favorite moments? Plus they will answer questions that you send in!

Who are the guest speakers?

Regina Easterly

Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Executive Director and Senior Biologist for Whale & Dolphin Conservation


Megan Winton, Shark Scientist for Atlantic White Shark Conservancy


Russ Burgess, Captain, USCG 100-ton Master License, Captain John Boats


Wayne Davis, Spotter Pilot and Photographer


John Chisholm, Shark Researcher


Michelle Collins, Program Manager for Whale & Dolphin Conservation

Tickets for the Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Expedition are now on sale!

The ticket is for your household to virtually join our guest panel as they share stories and  reminisce on the last ten Expedition trips. There will be some great stories, your questions answered, and lots of laughs.

Tickets are $35.00 per household and we will send you a link to join us live. After the event a video link will be sent to you that will be available for 72 hours after the live presentation, just in case you couldn't join us or you want to re-watch the fun!

Hope you can join us!

Images from past Expeditions:

humpback whale fluking
mola mola bathing in the sun at the surface
great white shark swimming near the surface
spotter airplane
humpback whale fluking
Lindsay taking picture of a humpback whale emerging from the water