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Shark & Ray Surveys

Shark and ray populations are rapidly declining throughout the world due to overfishing, habitat loss, and pollution.

Species population surveys and baseline studies help establish the effectiveness of management or conservation actions and marine protected areas.

Shark & Ray Surveys


Spatial Ecology

Spatial ecology is the study of an organism’s use of different habitats and ecosystems over its life span.

We study the spatial ecology of sharks and rays to detect how their habitat use changes as they grow and also to identify those habitats that may be critical to the success of shark & ray populations.

Spatial Ecology

Fisheries

For coastal developing countries, fishing for a range of species is often important for the livelihood, culture, and health of the human population.

However, the use of destructive gears, such as nets and longlines, can have a negative influence on fish populations and endanger the success of future fisheries.

Fisheries


Human Health

Is eating shark good for you?

No! There are several published papers indicating that shark meat contains high levels of methyl mercury, a potent neurotoxin. Click on to learn all about it.

Human Health