Dear all, I would like to inform you of a recent publication that our Program helped support. X. Serrano, M. Grosell* and J. E. Serafy. 2010. Salinity selection and preference of the grey snapper Lutjanus griseus: field and laboratory observations. Journal of Fish Biology, 76: 1592-1608 You can find the abstract online at: During […]

Sad day for sharks: 2 Pregnant sharks killed from destructive fishing (49 sharks killed total)

I am sad to report that within the last 24 hours, 2 pregnant sharks were killed. The first  shark that washed up on shore, was in the Florida Keys yesterday. It was a 9 ft pregnant bull shark with 12 dead pups that were ready to be born.   The second shark washed up this […]

The Best Shark Trip Ever!

The Best shark Trip Ever!  4/18/2010 Well, where do I start, how about the beginning of the day which did not look very promising. On the way down to the keys, Dominique Lazarre, Cameron Rhoads, and I were caught in such an immense downpour: not a good sign. We plowed through the torrential rain to […]

April 17th, 2010..a mixed day of sharks and good data.

Saturday, April 17, 2010: It was nice to wake up in The Keys instead of having to drive that 2-hour stretch from home.  That’s probably all that was good about the day, just kidding we did get some sharks, but I think we were all a little spoiled (rightfully!) from Friday.  However, we all had […]

Caroline the Hammerhead, added to the family of sat tag sharks!

“Thank God it’s Friday,” is what most of us were thinking as we set out on April 16th.  With South Broward High School, all of us from the shark program, and a few special visitors, the energy on the boat was ridiculously high!  Curt’s wife Kelli, along with several other members of their family, including […]

Last shark trip for month of March.

03/27/2010 It was another beautiful day on the water with pleasant, calm weather – a slight wind made the surface choppy, but we still decided to head for the clearer waters outside the bay.  Joe Romeiro and Tim Divoll joined us again for the third trip of the weekend.  It was our last chance to […]