Lisa Whitenack, Allegheny College associate professor of biology, will provide expert commentary on the Discovery Channel Shark Week show “Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction” on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Whitenack and other experts will explore what would happen if the largest shark that ever existed were still alive today.
Whitenack researches the biomechanics, evolution and paleobiology of sharks, snails, crabs and more. Last September, she was one of 10 female shark scientists — and the only one from a liberal arts institution — who participated in “Shark Tales: Women Making Waves,” a symposium at the New England Aquarium in Boston for high school and college-age women organized by the Gills Club.
Whitenack has served on the Allegheny faculty since 2010. Follow her on Twitter @whitenacklab.