Get to Know Your Pacific Islands Threatened Species: Giant Manta Rays
Giant manta rays are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Get to know more about this species in this fun, short video.
Get to Know Your Pacific Islands Threatened Species: Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
Oceanic whitetip sharks are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Get to know more about this species in this fun, short video.
Whale Shark Tagging
Video of NOAA scientist Eric Hoffmayer tagging a whale shark.
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 Sharks
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.
Protecting the Smalltooth Sawfish
The smalltooth sawfish is a bizarre looking animal and an endangered species. In this video, get an intimate look at baby sawfish that are only days old, as well as a glimpse of a 17-ft long adult, and learn about the science behind protecting them.
201907 Sawfish Research: Gillnet Procedure
Dr. John Carlson discusses how researchers catch juvenile smalltooth sawfish in gillnets, and continually monitor the nets.
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