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 […]

Introducing Sophi and her new blog “Saving Sharks with Sophi”

My name is Sophi and I am 7 ½ years old.  This is my blog. I live in Richfield, Minnesota, USA, with my Mom, Dad and sister Signe.  I like to draw, read, play outside and study the ocean. My favorite thing about the ocean is sharks.  I LOVE them!!  I like to read about […]

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 […]