Legends of the Deep Lecture Series
A chance to meet two men with incredible tales
of shark encounters
Aquarium is proud to bring two of the world’s leading
experts on sharks to Chattanooga. Rodney Fox and Stan Waterman
will not only amaze you with their incredible shark stories,
they also hope to inspire others to see these powerful animals
as a natural resource that needs protection.
Worldwide sharks are in trouble. From over
fishing to habitat destruction many shark species are listed
as either threatened or endangered.
At the Tennessee Aquarium’s Ocean Journey
visitors learn about these predators daily during interactive
But there is another arm of the Aquarium that
many visitors may not be aware of,
The Tennessee Aquarium Research Institute in Cohutta, Georgia
destruction and over fishing have also taken a toll on area
lakes and streams and their living residents. “While
the Tennessee Aquarium’s research is primarily focused
on freshwater animals such as Lake Sturgeon, we can’t
overlook the importance of marine animals and their habitats,”
said Dr. Anna George, director of the Tennessee Aquarium Research
Institute. “Because of the connectivity of the aquatic
world, our actions upstream affect not only the health of
our local streams, but also the world’s oceans.”
Evening with Rodney Fox - Friday, Jan. 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Hear one of the most fascinating shark
stories of all time as Rodney Fox tells the amazing miracle
of his escape from the jaws of death. In 1963, Fox survived
a devastating attack by a Great White shark and to this day
has a part of the shark’s tooth embedded in his wrist.
Rodney Fox will talk about this experience and how it led
to building the first underwater observation shark cages and
first expedition to locate and film Great White sharks. He
is committed to building awareness for these incredible denizens
of the deep and his foundation is a powerful tool for conserving
them in the wild. He also helped to tag Great Whites for the
Australian government. Many will remember seeing his biography
in National Geographic’s documentary, Hunt for the Great
White Shark, originally titled The Fox and the Shark, on TV.
Fox is also known as expedition leader on the IMAX film Search
For The Great Sharks, as well as underwater photographer for
the original Jaws movie, and Blue Water White Death. Rodney
will discuss his experiences as a researcher, survivor and
underwater filmmaker and show short clips from some of his
Evening with Stan Waterman - Saturday, March 10, 7 –
Stan Waterman is a true pioneer in the
discovery of the sea, our last frontier, which he has explored
for more than half a century. The world renowned underwater
film maker and photographer, and winner of five Emmy's, has
been at the forefront of scuba diving since its inception.
He may be best known for collaborating on the classic shark
movie Blue Water, White Death and directing underwater photography
for The Deep. This is a rare opportunity to hear this legendary
gentleman of diving who will share his adventures and encounters
with wild animals, as well as some of his experiences as a
movie & TV producer and film maker. He will introduce
three of his most popular thirty-minute films — Ancient
Wreck Dives, Blue Water, White Death and Modern Day Diving.
We invite you to meet Stan during a book signing with copies
of his book
Sea Salt: Memories and Essays for sale at the end of the evening.
To make a reservation for either of
these programs; www.tnaqua.org/Events/Events_travel.asp
schedule an interview contact Thom Benson at 785-3007 or Betty
Miles at 785-3008. B-roll will also be available.
Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the
natural world. Admission is $14 per adult and $7.50 per child,
ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation
programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium.
Ticket prices are $7.75 per adult and $5.25 per child. Aquarium/IMAX
combo tickets are $18 for adults and $10.50 for children. Advance
tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone
at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the
Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization.
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium
and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities. Members
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