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Exploring Sanctuaries and MPAs using the Trident ROV

Exploring our Sanctuary at the Gulf of the Farallones is a gift of Nature. Like many gifts, sometimes you don’t quite get what you ask for. In this case, as our vessel the Silver Fox pulled into Fisherman’s ...

Shark Tagging & Tracking: Separating Fact from Fiction

For several years now, I have been using electronic tagging to study the movements and behaviors of sharks. You can find out more about this research HERE and watch a video HERE.   I previously wrote about the state of ...

Electronic Tagging and Tracking Marine Animals Supports Conservation

Understanding and predicting animal movement is important as it is central to establishing effective management and conservation strategies [1]. Until relatively recently, studying the movements and behaviors of highly migratory marine species (turtles, sharks, whales, penguins, seals and billfish) have been ...

7 Demonic Creatures: Thorny Devil, Satanic Gecko, More

For some diabolical-looking animals, “you look like hell” may not be so much of an insult. From birds to beetles to snakes, nature has a lot of devilishly creepy creatures—including the recently discovered “demon” ants named for gods of ...

Smooth Dogfish Are Sharks, Too

By Merry Camhi It may have happened to you. You’re out for a sail and you spot a fin in the water. Someone begins his best impression of the familiar pulsating cello line as another person jokes, “We gotta ...

Smooth Dogfish Are Sharks, Too

By Merry Camhi It may have happened to you. You’re out for a sail and you spot a fin in the water. Someone begins his best impression of the familiar pulsating cello line as another person jokes, “We gotta ...