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13 amazing things scientists discovered about sharks in 2013

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 28, 2013

Other than a certain week in August whose name we shall not speak here, 2013 was a great year for both shark science and the communication of that shark science. There were many important and fascinating discoveries, and many of the world’s top media outlets covered them. Presented here is a list of 13 amazing scientific […]

Saving Bimini: A campaign to protect a Bahamian gem

ConservationJune 19, 2012

Kristine Stump is a PhD candidate in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).  Her dissertation focuses on the effects of anthropogenic nursery habitat loss on juvenile lemon sharks in Bimini, Bahamas.  She was the Principal Investigator of the Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS, or […]

What killed this lemon shark? University of Miami scientists perform necropsy to solve this mystery

biology, Life in the Lab, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksAugust 15, 2011

Last week, volunteers monitoring a sea turtle nesting beach on Virginia Key came across a beached lemon shark. They called in scientists from the University of Miami’s RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation program, including myself . Dunlap program director Dr. Neil Hammerschlag decided to film the necropsy to use as an online teaching tool. The end […]

Shark shooter identified, but has he broken any laws?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksMarch 31, 2011

Earlier this month, a video of fishermen shooting a rifle at sharks appeared on YouTube and caused quite a stir. The video has since been removed, but not before shark conservation activists  made copies (warning: the videos are extremely graphic and have inappropriate language). Apparently some computers can access the site with the videos and others […]

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