Artist Victor Douieb and cinematographer Richard Theiss share their experiences documenting sharks and highlighting the need for conservation in a series of lectures beginning March 5 at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
The lectures complement an exhibit of Douieb's shark scultures entitled "Sharks: The Beauty of the Ocean Predator" that will be on display through May 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The lectures, all from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., are scheduled on Tuesday, March 5; Thursday, March 7; and Wednesday, March 13.
Douieb draws his inspiration for his sculptures from his experiences as a diver, the aquarium said in a news release. A portion of the sales of his artwork goes to conservation organizations.
Theiss, an underwater cinematographer and shark advocate, has documented a variety of shark species, including the great whites in Baja, Mexico.
The exhibit of sculptures is included with aquarium admission, which starts at $25.95 for adult general admission (nonmember) and $14.95 for children 3 to 11. For aquarium members, general admission is free.
Admission for the lectures is $5 and free for aquarium members, seniors 62 years and over, teachers and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.