2009 Summary of Shark Field Work

We just finished the last field trip of 2009.

It was a busy year.. In total we tagged, sampled and released 255 sharks!

Here was the species breakdown:

Blacktips = 91
Lemons = 53
Bulls = 21
Great Hammerheads = 6
Nurse = 42
Atlantic Sharpnose = 16
Blacknose = 21
Spinner = 2
Sawfish = 1

The biggest shark was a 14 ft sawfish, following next by a 13 ft Great Hammerhead.


We brought over 300 students in the field with us to gain practical hands-on experience in marine science.

2010 is already shaping up to be a busy season and I look forward to sharing with you some of our results.



Neil Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor,
Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
Leonard & Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy

Director, RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program

Univiersity of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, Florida, 33149

E-mail: nhammerschlag@rsmas.miami.edu
O: 305.421.4356    F: 305.421.4600   C: 954.815.0920

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