Saving Sharks with Sophi – Blog 2 – Discovering the Oceans & Shark Research

I went on my first adventure to the ocean when I was 4.  I went on my Uncle Curt’s boat and caught my very own fish.  Then, my Uncle Curt caught a shark!  When I saw it, I started to fall in love with sharks. I thought the ocean was beautiful – you would look […]

Day two- Gulf Coast Shark Trip in Lee County

May 26th, 2010 We normally do our shark research in the Florida Keys, however, as Dominique mentioned, we got the opportunity to start doing research in the Gulf of Mexico in collaboration with Florida Gulf Coast University and the West Coast Inland Navigational District.  On our way over to the Vester Field Station we all […]

A new site for shark research!

Shark Trip May 25, 2010 Our shark team has a joint collaborative project between UM RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, The West Coast Inland Navigational District (WCIND) and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), supported by Commissioner Ray Judah of Lee County. The primary area of research will in the southern waters of Lee County where […]

A beautiful day to go shark fishing!

May 17th, 2010 As usual, I was excited to venture out into the blue ocean and go shark fishing.  I always think to myself on the way out that the ocean is so full of surprises, you really never know what you may find.  Sometimes producing the most amazing creatures, other times, she seems quite […]

Another day of Nurse Sharks and Data Collection

May 16th, 2010 Tackling a Nurse Shark: Sunday was a slow day again.  We took off from Sea Base with a smaller than normal boat load, mostly interns along with a few of the Sea Base crew.  Dr. Hammerschlag and Captain Curt rejoined us as we made our attempt to find and tag more sharks […]

Nurse Shark Haven

May 15th, 2010 The joys of spring- the end of school is near and summer is right around the corner. Unfortunately, it also is the end of the always exciting shark trips with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program for the participating students and many interns (including myself).  Fortunately for us, the students from MAST […]