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SHARK LAWS: State and National Government
Sharks: Historical and Future Predictions
Given your familiarity with the extinctions and subsequent radiations of the cartilaginous fishes, what do you believe would happen to the abundance and diversity of the sharks, rays, and chimaeras if the climate warms in the future? (Kimley, P. 2013). Radiation...
SHARK BIOLOGY TALK- Q&A
Why do sharks, rays, and chimaeras possess specialized organs such as the salt gland, kidney, and gills to maintain their inner ionic composition? Chondrichthyans must adapt to a range of environments. Therefore, the chemicals and salt found within their bodies and...
BIOMECHANICS OF COMPLICATED SHARK MOVEMENTS
Can you explain the biomechanics of more complicated movements such as rolling and relate these to the pilot’s control of a fighter airplane? This topic is covered in an article titled “Three-dimensional kinematics and wake structure of the pectoral fins during...
That moment. The anticipation. Will it happen? It seems like I am waiting forever for it to happen; the forever is inevitable. Then it happens. In slow-motion it seems, like my heart stopped. The awe-inspiring Polaris breach of a Great White shark. But why do they do...
Glow in the Dark Sharks
Image source: Scientific Reports (https://www.nature.com/articles/srep24751/figures/5) Planet Shark Divers List of Glow in the Dark Sharks! Here is the most current list of the PSD evaluated Glow in the Dark Sharks and how they glow. The Glow in the Dark Sharks: There...
World’s Smallest Sharks
These are the top 10 PSD ranked world’s smallest sharks. This information is based on the most current data. All of these sharks are under 12 inches or a foot long as mature adult shark. Let the countdown begin! HONORABLE MENTION: Granular Dogfish Centroscyllium...
The History of Jupiter, Hobe Sound, and Tequesta Florida
The Jupiter we know and love today is the best-kept secret in Florida, and maybe in the nation. It is also one of the best places on the planet to dive with sharks!
Environmental Changes Impact Shark Behavior: Local Impacts, Causes and Customized Unmanned Systems Used in Solutions
HAB’s, or harmful algal blooms, and how they have a negative and toxic impact on the local marine environment as well as humans. These environmental and habitat changes directly impact the marine apex predators, sharks. These changes aren’t limited to a single or one particular species, but multiple species. This paper identifies a viable solution in monitoring and possibly eliminating HAB’s. The solution is a combination of innovative technologies, autonomous biosensors and unmanned systems capable of flight and underwater propulsion.
Vertigo and Diving
Very soon after I started diving, in fact, during my last open water dive before I became a certified diver, I discovered something a lot more terrifying than swimming freely with an apex predator twice the size as me. And I was in less than 20ft/6m of water. I felt...