Bill that would ban SCUBA divers from feeding sharks in U.S. waters introduced in Congress

Blogging, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 15, 2016 • < 1 min read

Some SCUBA diving operators use bait or chum to attract sharks so that their customers can get an up close and personal encounter. A new bill that would make this practice illegal in all U.S. waters has just been introduced into Congress. Section 3 of S. 3099, the “Access for Sportfishing Act of 2016,” contains the […]

New book by Doc Gruber raises money for shark research

BloggingFebruary 16, 2016 • 2~2 min read

After a week of teasers, the Bimini Biological Field Station (“Shark Lab”) has finally unveiled the secret of #SharkDocSharkLab. It’s a book written by Sonny “Doc” Gruber, the founder of Shark Lab (and the first President of the American Elasmobranch Society, and an overall legendary figure in the world of shark research)! “Shark Doc, Shark Lab” […]

Meet the Elasmobranch Society diversity scholarship winners

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2015 • 2~2 min read

This summer, the American Elasmobranch Society announced a new diversity initiative.We were thrilled to receive over 100 applicants to our Young Professional Recruitment Fund! Of these: 67% were female 64% were not citizens of the United States, and citizens from 30 countries applied 33% were from an ethnicity other than white/Caucasian, with a plurality (15%) of Hispanic/Latino […]

How I decide whether or not to give an interview to a journalist

#SciCommOctober 28, 2015 • 1~2 min read

I’m quite selective about what journalists/ publication I’ll agree to an interview with, as well as what topics I’ll agree to speak about. I turn down ten or so interviews for every one that I agree to give, though I will often recommend alternative experts for journalists to interview. First and foremost, if I don’t have time, […]

Frequently asked questions about sharks (and about me)

BloggingOctober 27, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Every week on twitter (and every few weeks on my Facebook fan page,) I host a one hour “ask me anything” session. I also give lots of interviews to the press, and occasionally answer high school students’ questions about what my job is like for class projects. Some of the same questions tend to come up over and […]

OceansOnline: How can internet tools help marine scientists and conservationists?

#SciComm, BloggingOctober 20, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Next summer’s 4th International Marine Conservation Congress will include an optional full day add-on called OceansOnline. This add-on day, inspired by 2013’s successful ScienceOnline Oceans, will focus on how social media and other internet tools can help ocean scientists and conservation professionals with research, collaboration, and public outreach. OceansOnline is suitable for total beginners who want to learn how to […]

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