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‘Why Sharks Attack’ to air June 10 on WKU PBS; Huskey also part of upcoming Animal Planet show
|Date: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014||Return|
A production crew visited the WKU labs of biology faculty member Dr. Steve Huskey and engineering faculty member Dr. Chris Byrne last July and filmed them testing the bite force of shark teeth on a surfboard, among other things.
Why Sharks Attack looks at deadly shark attacks in Australia and a growing number of great white sharks appearing near Cape Cod, Mass., not far from where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. To separate fact from fiction, NOVA teamed up with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States, as well as bite expert, Dr. Huskey, to discover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts and killing prowess.
Huskey serves as lead science consultant for ‘Turtleman’s Kentucky’
Dr. Huskey, an associate professor in WKU’s Department of Biology, also used his expertise as lead science consultant for Turtleman’s Kentucky that is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m. July 8 on Animal Planet.
The one-hour natural history show, produced by Red Rock Films, is hosted by Ernie Brown Jr. and Neal James of the TV series Call Of The Wildman.
“I assisted in site and location choices, species and data collection, fact checking, scene preparation, and establishing connections with multiple state, federal and private agencies for use of different facilities around Kentucky,” Dr. Huskey said. “While assisting in the filming of ring-necked pheasants, an exotic species hunted on preserves throughout the state, I served in the role of ‘pheasant hunter’ on film.”
Contact: Steve Huskey, (270) 745-2062.
Drs. Leslie North and Jason Polk of the Department of Geography & Geology and Ms. Heather Thomas from WKU Housing and Residence Life recently led a group of 15 students on a Faculty-Led Study abroad course to Iceland
over 16,000 GIS professionals, educators, and users from over 120 countries attend the world’s largest conference in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This conference was hosted by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in San Diego, CA.
The WKU Meteorology Program is hosting more than 20 students from 10 states and Puerto Rico this week (July 17-21) for its fifth annual weather camp.
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