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Nurse Sharks Galore! 3/13/10

March 13th, 2010 As I woke up Saturday morning at Sea Base, I found myself looking outside to gale force winds.  The trees were moving at an alarming pace and inside the bay, the seas were close to 2 feet.  Needless to say, the morning did not look so great for a shark trip.  MAST […]

Shark Adventure 3/12/2010

March 12, 2010 We set out on Friday wary of how the weather was going to treat us yet still excited about the prospect of catching some amazing sharks.  A cloudy and overcast sky seemed like a small obstacle in our way to the ocean side reef.  South Broward High School had come out with […]

Shark Trip 2/21/2010 “Baby Tiger Shark”

Sunday Feb 21 By: Katie Sellers Despite some gnarly seas, the shark team had a great day on Sunday. The skies were blue and the weather had warmed up just enough to have a comfortable day out to sea. Our crew consisted of Dr. Hammerschlag, Captain Curt Slonim, Ashely Schenk, Brendal Davis, Josh Levy, Adam […]

Two more satellite tags deployed! 2/20/2010

Shark Blog: 2/20/2010 By: Jamison Farrell Saturday, a stunning day with light winds from the East and temperature of 75 degrees.  The team headed up by our fearless and injured leader Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, was embarking on virgin shark tagging territory. We were heading offshore to a sandy bottom area past the reef and dropping […]

New Publication on Predation Pressure to Fishes in Mangrove-Seagrass Habitats

Dear all, I would like to inform you of a new publication based on our studies in Biscayne Bay.  Hundreds of students were involved with this work. The study examines day & night differences in predation pressure to juvenile fishes with increasing distance from the mangrove-seagrass shoreline. The paper can be downloaded at: https://www.sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu/scientific-publications/pdf/Hammerschlag%20et%20al.%202010.pdf For […]

Shark Trip February 19th, 2010

Shark Trip, February 19th, 2010 Today was special for the interns, as we got to head out on the water alone. Having the students is always a pleasure, but going out on the water without them allows the interns to be more hands on in the tagging process. It was a cold, cloudy, and windy […]

Satellite Tag Deployment 02/07/2010

February 7th, 2010 Today was an amazing day for the RJ Dunlap Shark Program.  As usual, the day started off with a morning of excitement, getting all the gear loaded onto the boat.  The kids were chattering and joking about what shark they were going to see first, most kids wanted to see the Great […]

Fantastic Shark Trip 02/06/2010

February 6, 2010 Hello!  My name is Adam Matulik, a senior intern for the shark program.  I have been working with the shark program since April 2007, helping Dr. Hammerschlag with anything from counting and identifying fish species, pulling seine nets, and helping with improving handling methods.  I am also a graduate student at Nova […]

First trip for R.J. Dunlap Shark Program 02/05/2010

I don’t think I really realized how much I missed “sharking” over winter break until we had that first nurse shark secured to the back of the boat.   That frenzy feeling filled the air as all the kids buzzed with their designated instruments clenched in their hands. It is truly a remarkable experience to […]