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Have Great White Sharks shown us how to create a future for our planet? Chris Fischer, Founding Chairman & Expedition Leader of OCEARCH who is also commonly known around the world as the "Shark Man," takes us on his journey to save a species whose notoriety has overshadowed its critical role in the future of our oceans. 

OCEARCH Founding Chairman Chris Fischer is an ocean explorer who's led 21 global expeditions researching great white sharks, tiger sharks and other apex predators to advance conservation, education and public safety. In 2013 Fischer launched the Global Shark Tracker website and mobile app, used by millions worldwide, as part of his vision for ultimate inclusion and open source sharing of data. He’s appeared in 210 TV episodes on the National Geographic Channel, HISTORY, ESPN and others. Working aboard the 126 ft. M/V OCEARCH vessel, over 70 scientists from 40 institutions are generating unprecedented research data, filling critical knowledge gaps to save sharks and human lives. 

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx 

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