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Museum Mingle with Shark Advocate John Sciarra

  • Living Sharks Museum 53 High Street Westerly, RI, 02891 United States (map)

Join us for a Museum Mingle with special guest shark advocate and author John Sciarra, during our FREE Sunday Series, July 28th, 5-8PM at Living Sharks Museum! Meet and greet and learn about sharks! Refreshments served! 🦈

John Benjamin Sciarra is the former Curator at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and recently retired from Pfizer Global Research and Development, Worldwide Comparative Medicine Department, as their Zebrafish Expert. Sciarra has over 40 years’ experience working with marine animals, including sharks, fish, and invertebrates. As one of the first Aquarists hired at the Mystic Marinelife Aquarium (now Mystic Aquarium), Sciarra captured and transported sharks using a system of his design and was among the first to transport a requiem shark (Blue sharkβ€”Prionace glauca) successfully.

John is a master storyteller regaling audiences with his experiences working with all manner of marine life and has published his experiences in the first of a series of books entitled, β€œSamson the Steller Sea Lion, True Animal Stories, Book 1.” John will release his second book, β€œLife at a Public Aquarium, True Animal Stories, Book 2,” that includes several of his shark experiences as well as a Natural History and Resources section in the appendix, at the Living Sharks Museum at this mingling event.

Also, Sciarra has designed numerous animal exhibits across the United States and participated in many research projects, including the design and management of the zebrafish project for Pfizer. John is the author of eight novels, a novella, two non-fiction, and several short stories. Artwork by Keith M. Cowley adorn the pages of his children’s and YA novels, he has won several awards for his writing.