1. Researchers study sharks off the NC coast


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    Watch researchers catching, tagging and counting sharks off of the coast of NC. In the wake of an increase in shark bites on NC beaches, researchers are confident that the large shark population has been decreasing for years.

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    • Sharks and Rays of the Caribbean


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      Trailer of stereo-BRUV survey to support the review of the shark sanctuary on Sint Maarten.

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      • Discovery in the Deep


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        You may have already seen the evidence of Tiger Sharks swimming in our shallow waters. If not, definitely check this video out: https://vimeo.com/102360145. Each summer, the Bimini Sharklab hosts a series of college courses led by deep sea shark expert and naturalist Dean Grubbs. In August we host a course from University of Minnesota, and one of our shark-related activities is to set a deep line and observe some of the demersal species lying roughly 300 m below the surface in the pits of the Gulf Stream. If you saw Alien Sharks on Shark Week this year, this is something similar. Sometimes we capture big eye sixgills (Hexanchus nakamura) and smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis), other times we've hooked bigger creatures like tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). Everyone on the college course jumped in to see us work up this shark (measure its length, girth, determine sex, adding casey tag) before removing the hook and helping it return to the depths. These deep lines help us assess a very different side of Bimini's shark populations. This male measured 253 cm in total length. The Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation is a US Federal non-profit research institution that has been at the forefront of shark research for the past 25 years. For more information on the Bimini Sharklab, please our website: www.biminisharklab.com To follow our social media updates, which mix research, photography, and videography, feel free to check out our links below: facebook.com/biminisharklab twitter.com/biminisharklab instagram.com/biminisharklab If you would like to come to the shark lab and participate in our research, visit: biminisharklab.com/opportunities/researchexperiences Music on video: "Shine (Waiting for 'Superman')" by John Legend & the Roots

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        • Influencing Juvenile Lemon Sharks with Artificial Electric Field


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          Sharks and their elasmobranch relatives have a sixth sense, an ability to detect bioelectric fields at the most minute levels. A former Sharklabber, Dr. Craig O'Connell, studies this in depth, currently in pursuit of perfecting shark deterrents that can be used in stead of outdated beach nets. This video shows the juvenile lemons' confusion in response to the simulated electric stimulus emitted by Craig's creation. When close enough to the source, their electro-sense outcompetes the visual cue for food. For more information, please visit: www.biminisharklab.com

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          • FIJI SHARKS - Teaser


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            The Fiji Shark Expedition 2014 is the first-ever dedicated shark research expedition in Fiji aiming to understand shark ecology and movement patterns across Fiji's remote islands, which are rich in both biodiversity and culture. In partnership with Waitt Institute, Moore Charitable Foundation, SUNY-Stonybrook, Microwave Telemetry, Sharks Pacific, Wildlife Conservation Society-Fiji and Fiji Ministry of Forests and Fisheries, the team set out to study this iconic species in a time when little data is available to aid in their protection.

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            • Sharkumentary


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              Finally, a documentary about the issue of conservation concerning evolution's most perfect predator, the shark, through the eyes of one of the most renowned and experienced shark researchers in the country, Gregory Skomal, his doctorate thesis advisor, BU professor, and long-time personal friend of Greg's, Jelle Atema, and Jelle's current dedicated master's student and research assistant, Ashley Jennings. Listen as they channel their passion for sharks into an actionable plan for preserving the species from the shark finning market moving forward, as well as address what it truly means to be a human being in this world pursuing something that you love to do. For them and for me, that "something" is sharks. Film by Josef Durand.

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              • Research Experience at the Bimini Sharklab


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                Please note: if interested the new email contact is opportunities@biminisharklab.com The Bimini Biological Field Station (BBFS) offers a non-technical ‘Research Experience’ into the day to day work of a world-renowned shark research facility. These research experiences feature lectures on our research, daily field trips, and personal encounters with actively feeding, free-swimming sharks. Each experience will vary and is dependent on the research schedule & weather at the time. The Sharklab carries out cutting edge shark research on various research disciplines such as behaviour, ecology, life history, bioenergetics, and novel technologies. We work on a number of different species that can be found throughout the Bimini Islands, such as lemon (Negaprion brevirostris), tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull (Carcharhinus leucas), great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), nurse (Ginglymostoma cirratum), blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) and Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi). Since opening in 1990 BBFS has hosted successful graduate and undergraduate courses in shark and marine biology for Universities from Canada (i.e. New Brunswick) and the US (i.e. Coastal Carolina). We thus have vast experience in providing a unique educational insight into the world of shark research making it more accessible and relevant than ever before. Our research experiences are open to absolutely anyone. If you have an interest in marine or shark biology then this would provide the perfect opportunity encounter first hand the world of scientific research. We ask that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult.

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                • DutchShark Society Whale Shark Tagging


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                  Peter Verhoog of the Dutch Shark Society accompanied Dr. Mark Meekan and his team during a research expedition on Ningaloo Reef (check out our blog post and many pictures at: http://www.dutchsharksociety.org/research-made-visible-whale-sharks-at-ningaloo-reef). During this expedition, a number of whale sharks was tagged. The whale shark has a 10 cm thick skin and feel the tag going into the skin, but is in no way hurt or wounded. Tags have dramatically increased our knowledge of the shark's behaviour and migratory patterns. Watch Dr. Meekan tag a whale shark in this fascinating video clip!

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                  • Island School Spring Term'13 Video


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                    The Island School. Eleuthera, Bahamas. Filmed and Edited by George Crawford and The Island School Spring Semester. Uncut Version

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                    • Tagging Giants of the Deep - Great Hammerheads in Bimini


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                      The Great Hammerhead shark is a circumglobal species inhabiting warm temperate to tropical coastal waters. It occurs over continental and insular shelves, as well as adjacent deep waters and is thought to be highly mobile and migratory. The general life history pattern of S. mokarran is that of a long-lived (maximum estimated age 44 yrs), slow-growing, and late-maturing species. S. mokarran are a target or bycatch species in a wide variety of fisheries throughout their range and substantial population declines are suspected to have occurred in many areas as a result of fishing. This year S. mokarran were added to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Appendix II and were categorised as endangered by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Red List. There is very little known about the movement patterns and biology of S.mokarran in US and Bahamian waters. As such, research is needed to implement the correct management strategy to protect this charismatic species. Observations and captures of S. mokarran have been repeatedly and frequently documented at our study sites in Florida and the Bimini Islands. In this short video we showcase our study site in Bimini, Bahamas and the low impact techniques that we are using to monitor and research this enigmatic shark species. Next year we will combine tracking and genetic data with modern analytical and ecological techniques to examine the conservation, habitat and space use of the endangered Great Hammerhead Shark. For more information on the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation visit: http://www6.miami.edu/sharklab/ https://twitter.com/BiminiSharkLab http://www.facebook.com/bbfs.sharklab Featuring Jean-Sebastien Finger

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