On October 20, 2011, participants from the Society of Environmental Journalists Conference joined the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program on the water in Key Largo, FL for a full day of shark research.
As hopes of finding a shark began to dwindle, a 6.5 ft Bull shark took the bait on nearly the last line, becoming the highlight of the day. This shark was fitted with a new satellite tag that will transmit its whereabouts to scientists at the RJD Program.
To see Ben the Bull shark's movement tracks, visit: rjd.miami.edu/learning-tools/follow-sharks/
For more information on the RJD Program, visit: rjd.miami.edu/
For more information on the Society of Environmental Journalists, visit: sej.org/
A warm thank you goes out to RSMAS and the Abess Center which made this trip possible.
RJD is a joint program of the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami.
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