Tagging sharks with the University of Denver, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, and Derrick!

by David Shiffman, RJD student

Last Sunday, the RJD team headed to one of our newest sample sites, “the bridge”, a popular recreational fishing spot for locals. We were fortunate to have three different enthusiastic groups with us- a course from the University of Denver which joined us as part of a series of adventures throughout the Keys, students from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy who liked their past shark trips so much that they came back again (this time wearing RJD shirts), and Derrick Whitcomb, a 7th grader who raised money for our research as part of his Bar Mitzvah project.

The bridge. Photo credit David Shiffman

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