"As I travel the world to find new and lost species I look to

inspire others to find their passion, their lost shark."

- Dave Ebert, 2017 interview

SPEAKING AT: Sharks International, Durban, South Africa / California Academy of Science / Costa Rica, United Nations workshop


“When I was 10 years old, I told my parents I was going to travel the world and study sharks. Here I am five decades later, still following my passion.” Whether he’s addressing fellow scientists, college students, or kids, Dr. Dave Ebert inspires his audiences to explore, learn from and remain curious about whatever captures their imagination. An author of 30 books and over 500 scientific papers, Dave has conducted shark research on six continents and in over 30 countries. He is both a hard scientist and an engaging speaker who gets audiences fired up about the world’s “lost sharks”—little known or unknown species—and encourages all of us to discover the “lost sharks” within us.


Sharks International

Food & Agriculture Organization 

IUCN Shark Specialist Group

California Academy of Sciences

California Association of Criminologists


If you'd like to hire Dave to speak at your event you can contact him Mon. – Fri., PST or email him to schedule an appointment.

e: dave@lostsharkguy.com

p: 831.277.2722

International Marine Conservation Congress

American Fisheries Society 

Oceania Chondrichthyan Society

European Elasmobranch Association

Monterey Bay Aquarium

TELEVISION INTERVIEW: Dave gives expert insight into recent increased White Shark activity.

Explorer / Consultant / On-air talent

“I love what I do. I get to experience things that most people never will." So far, Dave has discovered and named 40 new species, including sharks, rays, and ghost sharks, in expeditions in the Western Indian, North and South Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Documentarians and other researchers rely on Dave to tell them where to look for lost sharks and how to work with local fishermen to find them. "Now when I go back, (the fishermen) know me and if they've brought in something unusual they'll come and find me. That's how I've found some really cool stuff.”


• Discovery Channel 

• BBC World News Service  

• National Geographic

• BBC Natural History Unit

• VICE News


• NatGeo Wild Channel

• Men’s Journal 

• Speak Up for Blue

• Discovery Channel, Canada 

• VICE Motherboard 

If you'd like to hire Dave you can contact him Mon. – Fri., PST or email him to schedule an appointment.

e: dave@lostsharkguy.com

p: 831.277.2722

PUBLISHED AUTHOR: Several of Dave's 28 published books. 

Author / Scientific Advisor

Dave Ebert’s mission is to share his discoveries  about of sharks and their relatives – rays and ghost sharks – with the world…raised awareness of the lost sharks and their conservation. His research has had profound influence on fisheries management and conservation efforts. "We can’t effectively manage or conserve species if we can’t figure out what they are.” 



• Sharks of the World 

• Pocket Guide to the Sharks of the World 

• Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California

• Guide to the Sharks and Rays of Southern Africa

• Sharks of the Arabian Seas

• Systematics and Biodiversity of Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of Tawian

• Deep-sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Indian Ocean

• Sharks, Batoids, and Chimaeras of the North Atlantic Ocean

• Deep-sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Southeastern Pacific Ocean

• Deep-sea Cartilaginous Fishes of the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean

If you'd like to hire Dave you can contact him Mon. – Fri., PST or email him to schedule an appointment.

e: dave@lostsharkguy.com

p: 831.277.2722

© 2017. DAVE EBERT. All rights reserved.

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