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
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