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Great white gala


Great white gala


Great White Gala

July 25, 2019

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

WYchmere beach club

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music and dancing, silent & live auctions.

With over 200 people in attendance at our 2018 Great White Gala, over $100,000 was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and auctions! Thank you for advancing white shark research, shark conservation and public safety.


 2018 Signature Sponsor

Nauset Farms

Whether you’re on your way to the beach or hosting a dinner for family and friends Nauset Farms offers everything you’ll need to entertain your guests. Choose from an extensive menu of made-to-order sandwiches, a selection prepared foods, fresh cuts from the butcher shop, live local lobsters, fresh baked good and more; Nauset Farms has it all. Entertaining a bigger crowd? Let Nauset Farms cater your event; just sit back, relax, and enjoy. Breakfast, lunch & dinner Nauset Farms will let you savor the moment.

Under the leadership of owner Warren Waugh, Jr. and general manager Frank Barbato, Nauset Farms has grown from a little market to a bustling center for their beachside community of East Orleans in just a few years. Stop by today to say hello to the team and to see Lincoln, the Nauset Farms mascot.






Atlantic White Shark Conservancy


In 2018, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) funded the completion of field work for a first-of its-kind white shark population study. The research team conducted 179 vessel trips, 74 aerial surveys, tagged 100 sharks, and identified over 350 individuals. Data collected over the last five years will be analyzed to determine a population estimate to be used for species management and public safety initiatives. 

Furthermore, AWSC's outreach programs have impacted over 35,000 children and adults through educational science-based exhibits at our Shark Center, Gills Club newsletters and events, hands-on learning opportunities at our summer program, and public lectures on shark research and conservation.

It is now more critical than ever to raise awareness through education and expand research to better understand increased shark activity and inform shark safety strategies.


Artwork above by Lillian Peck






"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum