Dr. Michelle Heupel's postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Leanne Currey, sampled Palau in 2016 thanks to the Coral Reef Research Foundation, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and Vulcan, Inc. Watch some of the highlights here!
Palau announced the world's first shark sanctuary in 2009. But, illegal, underreported, unregulated fishing is still occurring. There is an urgent need for better enforcement within the protected area, something the government is working towards. Read more here: globalfinprint.org/2016/09/shark-sanctuaries-need-enforcement/
Music: "Inspired" by Kevin MacLead, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0