Rumors of the lesser electric ray’s demise have been greatly exaggerated

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, UncategorizedFebruary 23, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

The lesser electric ray, a small sand-dwelling ray that lives from North Carolina to Brazil, has been considered one of the most endangered marine fish on Earth. A 2005 paper reported that 98% of these rays had been wiped out, a decline attributed to shrimp trawling bycatch. This paper resulted in these animals getting classified as IUCN Red List […]

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: February 16th, 2017

UncategorizedFebruary 16, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch cownose rays migrate past Destin, Florida, filmed by a parasailer Follow Abby Lawson, a Ph.D. candidate researching alligators, on twitter! Debunking myths about ocean garbage patches. From the NOAA restoration blog What does BREXIT mean for UK fishing rights? By Daniel Boffey, for the Guardian

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: January 19th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJanuary 19, 2017 • 1~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this basking shark breach! Follow GreatLakesCisco, a freshwater fish restoration citizen science project run by Ph.D. student Ellen George, on twitter! Remember when 2014 was the hottest year on record? Then 2015? Now it’s 2016. By Brad Plumer, for Vox. Dozens of false killers whales mysteriously strand in the Everglades. By […]

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