Sharks: Misunderstood Marvels

Photographer Richard Salas will reveal the truth about these maligned beauties.

When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free - $5

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


Most people think sharks are to be feared, man eating killing machines that target anyone who comes into their world. Richard Salas will show you that is not the truth. Sharks are very important top-level predators that have been sensationalized through movies, the news media and literature. Sharks are very important beings in keeping the balance of our oceans ecosystem. They are not man-eaters waiting for the opportunity to chow down on some poor unsuspecting human. We are not their food and the number of shark attacks in a year world wide over the last 10 years is approximately 5-7. We are more likely to be killed by a falling coconut or a fall off our trusty ladder at home. Come hear the truth about these maligned beauties and understand the challenge we face because of how many we kill each year. Ours and the oceans survival depend on the decisions we make in the coming years.

Richard will be signing copies of his new book Blue Visions at the lecture. An exhibit of Richard’s beautiful underwater photographs will open in conjunction with this lecture.

Richard Salas is a California native. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1979, where he was first introduced to diving and underwater photography. An early adopter, Richard has been working in digital media for over fourteen years. His unique approach to bringing out the texture and depth of his underwater subjects is informed by his years of experience lighting products. Richard makes his living as a photographer in Santa Barbara, where he lives with his wife Rebecca and his youngest son Richard.

Members only Reception at 6:15 pm. Register online at

Phone: 805-962-8404

Event posted Jan. 30, 2013
Last updated Jan. 30, 2013


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