How do we know if we are spotting them all?

By Stephanie Wenclawski

Here is an update on our drone project looking at how human activities may affect the distribution of marine megafauna such as sea turtles, sharks, and rays (see here and here for our previous posts). It is well known that marine organisms have evolved to blend into their environment to an extent . For example, sharks are […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:57-05:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: sharks|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations

‘A new study from an international team of scientists found commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The researchers suggest that sharks are at risk of being overfished in these oceanic hotspots.’ To read more, here is an article summarizing their findings and  here is a link to their […]

By | 2016-01-27T14:56:50-05:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Overfishing, sharks|Tags: , , |0 Comments