Thursday Afternoon Dredging: December 8th, 2016

Thursday Afternoon DredgingDecember 8, 2016 • 1~2 min read • 0

Cuttings (short and sweet): Rays chew. Who knew? From this paper by Kolmann and friends Follow Dr. Leanne [email protected], a postdoc working on the Global FinPrint project, on twitter! Follow her for great videos of sharks and other marine life approaching baited underwater video stations around the world. Our friends at the Fisheries Blog surveyed […]

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: December 1, 2016

Thursday Afternoon DredgingDecember 1, 2016 • 1~2 min read • 0

Cuttings (short and sweet):  How a sawfish uses its saw, from this paper by Wueringer and friends. Follow Kim [email protected] , a spotted eagle ray researcher at Mote Marine Laboratory, on twitter! Follow her for news (and awesome pictures) of her spotted study subjects. A call for more scientists and engineers to run for public office (by Sheril […]

Applications now open for the Elasmobranch Society’s diversity in marine science initiative

Academic life, Education, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 15, 2016 • 1~2 min read

The American Elasmobranch Society, the world’s oldest and largest professional society focusing on the scientific study and management of sharks and their relatives, is now welcoming applications for the 2nd year of our Young Professional Recruitment Fund diversity initiative. Awardees will be given one year of Society membership, in addition to specialized professional development training, […]

How to follow along with CITES #COP17 on twitter

biodiversity, Conservation, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 10, 2016 • < 1 min read

On September 24th, the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) begins. I’ve made a Storify guide to government agencies, scientists, activists, and environmental non-profits who will be tweeting updates from the event. If you want to follow along with these important conservation debates and votes […]

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” […]

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