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Tweets from the American Elasmobranch Society: Gruber Award (best student presentation) talks

ScienceJuly 17, 2013

The American Elasmobranch Society is a non-profit professional organization of shark, ray, skate, and chimaera scientists. Each year, AES holds an annual conference in a different North American city where members meet and present their research. The 2013 meeting took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico from July 10-15th. The full schedule of talks (including other societies participating in […]

Should scientists avoid publishing shark migration data because it helps fishermen? Spoiler: No

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 1, 2013

In recent weeks, some conservation activists have been promoting an idea that I would like to respond to as a member of the scientific community. They claim that scientists shouldn’t publish data about shark migrations, movement, or population dynamics because such data helps fishermen to find areas where there are lots of sharks and kill […]

Medusa: Scientists document rarely seen deepwater sharks using baited video cameras

deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJune 14, 2012

The deep sea is one of the largest, least explored, and most unique ecosystems on the planet.  An enormous variety of weird and wonderful creatures make the deep sea their home, including many species of sharks. A new project, headed up by our friends at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, hopes to learn more about these […]

Ethical Debate: Killing sharks for science?

biology, Conservation, ecology, Ethical Debates, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJune 1, 2010

While attending last year’s American Elasmobranch Society conference, I was asked to fill out a survey concerning my views on lethal shark research. My response, along with those of many other participants, has now been analyzed and written up into a new essay in the Journal of Conservation Biology. Michelle Heupel and Colin Simpendorfer argue […]

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