Dusky Tracks: Satellite Tags Help Manage Fisheries Closures
Dusky sharks live along the U.S. East Coast, and are sometimes caught unintentionally by fishermen. Follow scientists and fishermen as they attach satellite tags to learn more about this shark’s movements and better manage our nation’s fisheries.
A Symphony of Sharks
NOAA Fisheries proudly presents an ode to sharks and shark research.
Atlantic Recreational Shark Fishing: Handling and Release of Prohibited Species
Prohibited shark identification, including dusky and other ridgeback sharks, and tips for safe handling and release. Includes information on permitting and regulations for recreational shark fishing in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.
A Mako’s Last Meal Part II: The Shark Bite Effect
In 2013, scientists discovered a sea lion in the stomach of a mako shark. Watch part 1 @ https://youtu.be/L6oov2ZmRaM In part II, see sea lion survivors, and how their wounds provide important insight on the state of sharks in southern California.
A Mako Shark's Last Meal
See NOAA Fisheries biologist Antonella Preti perform a gut analysis on a 12 foot shortfin mako shark weighing 1,323 lbs. Analyzing shark stomachs helps build a database of who eats who eats who in the ocean, an essential tool in managing fisheries.
Stay Safe Around Sharks: Q&As with Dr. John Carlson
The shark attacks along the Carolinas in June and July of 2015 raised a lot of questions about sharks and their interactions with people. Our shark expert, Dr. John Carlson, shares answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Managing Shark Populations in Alaskan Waters
NOAA Fisheries shark biologist, Cindy Tribuzio explains the science behind assessing the age of a shark–in this case– the Pacific spiny dogfish, and finding out their range and areas of travel.
Tagging Basking Sharks
How are NOAA Fisheries scientists studying basking sharks—the 2nd largest shark in the ocean? Watch and learn how we are using satellite tag technology to learn more about these giant gentles, including their movements and preferred habitat.
Shark Fishing Tournaments
Shark tournaments - there's a science to it. NOAA biologists Nancy Kohler and Lisa Natanson attend Northeastern recreational shark tournaments where they examine shark size, sex, and reproductive organs, and also collect shark backbones for study.
Shark researchers Nancy Kohler and Lisa Natanson explain why it's important to be able to know the age of a shark.
Tagging Mako and Blue Sharks
How do scientists keep track of large pelagic species like the mako shark and blue shark? Suzy Kohin from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center explains the science behind satellite tagging and how we use this information to inform management.
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