Egyptian Theatre Coos Bay, OR


Dr. Bree Yednock

Lead Scientist/Research Coordinator, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Jaws— Sharks, Stingrays, and Tides — Oh My!

A discussion of Dr. Bree Yednock's study of sharks and stingrays in the coastal waters of South Carolina.

Egyptian Theatre Coos Bay, OR

Film Synopsis

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist, and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

When a leviathan of a great white begins making snacks out of the good people of Amity Island, it's up to Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), grizzled fisherman Quint (Robert Shaw), and ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) to capture the killer beast. The physical scars these men boast and brandish seem like paper cuts when compared to the carnage inflicted by the teeth of their intended prey. Will these men have what it takes to reel in the horror that awaits them beneath the waves? One thing is for certain; they're going to need a bigger boat. Now considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws won three Academy Awards and spawned three sequels.

About the Speaker

Dr. Bree Yednock is the lead scientist and research coordinator at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. She received a BA in environmental studies from the University of Oregon, and MS in coastal marine and wetland studies from Coastal Carolina University, and a PhD in biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her research has focused on identifying shark nursery areas and understanding seasonal patterns of shark abundance and diversity in tidal salt marsh creeks. She has also participated in shark research projects at the Bimini Biological Field station in the Bahamas and helped teach a shark biology class through Coastal Carolina University.