Fans of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster “Jaws” are in for a treat when the movie’s star, Academy Award-profitable actor Richard Dreyfuss, comes to Tampa Aug. 7-8 for SharkCon 7, presented by Countrywide Geographic’s SHARKFEST.

The pageant, having place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the two times, will feature all things shark-linked at the Florida Condition Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa.

The function, sponsored by the Clearwater Maritime Aquarium, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Peppermint Narwhal, Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Basis, Tropical Seas Sunshine and Pores and skin Treatment and 98.7 FM the Shark will check out the myths and misconceptions of sharks with scientists, conservationists and personalities from Animal World, Discovery’s Shark Week and Nationwide Geographic Networks, creator of the SHARKFEST sequence.

Also taking part in SharkCon is Tampa Bay Watch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and OCEARCH Shark Tracker.

SharkCon will function much more than 130 distributors of shark and ocean-relevant goods including jewellery, art, clothes and collectibles, and a lot more than a dozen nonprofits who will demonstrate shark fans how to get associated in preserving these misunderstand marine creatures as properly as the oceans in which they reside.


Speakers will incorporate:

  • Tampa native Michael A. Smith, writer of the 45th anniversary version of Edith Blake’s “On Locale On Martha’s Winery: The Building of the Motion picture Jaws” and “Jaws 2: The Producing of the Hollywood Sequel.” He will signal copies of his publications.
  • Dr. Mike Heithaus, dean of the University of Arts, Sciences & Education and learning and professor in the Division of Organic Sciences at Florida Intercontinental College.
  • Underwater photographer Tanya Houppermans who is actively involved in shark study.
  • Yannis Papastamatiou, assistant professor of biological sciences at FIU and a person of the world’s main shark behavioral ecologists. Papastamatiou has been featured on the 2021 Nat Geo WILD’s SharkFest and Discovery’s Shark Week.
  • Shark professional Francis Farabaugh who has appeared in “Sharks vs. Dolphins: Blood Fight” and will appear in National Geographic’s SHARKFEST.
  • Shark scientist and environmental educator Jasmin Graham.
  • College of Florida engineer and analysis scientist Dr. Tracy Fanara, who concentrating on retrofitting h2o procedure amenities to avert ocean air pollution.
  • Qualified shark diver and underwater cameraman Ryan Walton.
  • Boat captain and expert shark diver Jamin Martinelli who has worked as a shark handler on the 2021 Eli Roth film, “Fin,” the 2020 Will Smith motion picture, “Bucket Listing,” and Rob Gronkowski’s “Monster Tag.”
  • Marine biologist Brent Winner of Animal Planet’s present, “Untamed and Uncut.”
  • Matt Sequin, curator of husbandry and data at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
  • Wealthy and Laura Howard, the photographers powering Oceans of Photos Images.

Reveals and actions will involve:

  • Clearwater Maritime Aquarium contact tanks and a maritime rescue show
  • The FWC, which will give website visitors an possibility to tackle shark specimens and observe researchers dissecting a shark
  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium contact tanks
  • An option to check out indoor scuba diving with trained gurus from Trilogy Dive Heart
  • A 22-foot shark slide
  • A shark tooth sand dig
  • Paddle board and kayak clinic
  • A no cost treasure map hunt with prizes for the kids

A person-working day tickets are $19.95 for grownups and $4.95 for kids. Two-day tickets are $24.95 for grown ups and $7.95 for kids.

To see Richard Dreyfuss in particular person will charge shark lovers $40, or $60 if they want an autographed 8-by-10-inch photo of Dreyfuss.

Click here to order tickets.

By Harmony