tiger shark

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Maui: The Tiger Shark’s Paradise

Article Habitat geography around Hawaii’s oceanic islands influences tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) spatial behavior and shark bite risk at ocean recreation sites. (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23006-0. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23006-0 Background The U.S. state of Hawaii is an archipelago of eight major islands, of which Maui is one of the major islands, also considered the second most populated. The island […]

Behind the Scenes: Shark Week

In honor of Shark Week 2017, go behind the scenes of the episode Tiger Beach from Shark Week 2016! Carolyn WheelerI am currently a PhD student studying marine science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with my research based at the New England Aquarium. My research interests center around conservation physiology of fishes, particularly sharks, […]

Guest Post: Tiger Beach, Bahamas: A Safe Haven for Female Tiger Sharks

Over the past few decades, the plight of sharks has been overshadowed by greed for shark fin soup and fears spurred on by movies like Jaws. However, the Bahamas have worked hard to create a safe haven for all shark species through policies and practices. Researchers have recently found that the exciting, cage-free, ecotourism dive […]

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