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Dr. Dave Ebert has devoted his life to studying the ocean’s most elusive, dangerous and fascinating predator – the shark! His adventurous search for Lost Sharks has taken him from his modest hometown in California to the Emperor’s glorious Palace in Tokyo, the dazzling Skeleton Coast of Namibia, and the vibrant streets of Cape Town—on the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison. His global explorations have led to the discovery of over 50 new shark species. 


A popular television guest, Dave has appeared on various programs for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show and NBC News. As a regular on Shark Week, Dave has led expeditions in search of the rarest, most elusive sharks in the world. He has even discovered new shark species while filming on location. Dave can be heard on popular podcasts like Beyond Jaws, of which he’s a co-host, where he shares stories from his current explorations.


Author of 30 books, including the popular Sharks of the World, Dave holds numerous positions, including Director of the Pacific Shark Research Center, President of the American Elasmobranch Society, Scientific Advisor of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Executive Committee and Regional co-Chair of IUCN Shark Specialist Group, and Honorary Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences and South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.


Whether he’s sharing anecdotes about dining with royalty or hanging with fishermen in remote Taiwanese villages, Dave’s delivery is heartwarming and compelling. He brings the audience along on his own personal journey with vivid stories of exploration, discovery, and travel from his most recent adventures.

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