Monthly Archives: January 2010

"Plague of Sharks" in the Gulf of Maine

  Gimme your fish and no one gets hurt.  Photo by Andy Murch. I found this story on Underwater Times and thought it was interesting given how deep into fisherman/shark relations any work with dogfish requires you to go.  Apparently … Continue reading

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My Research: the Cliff-Notes Version

So now that I’ve introduced myself, defended the honor of the spiny dogfish, and posted some nice pictures, it’s time to toss some science-in-progress into the mix.  Eventually, I’m hoping to profile some of the projects being pursued by my … Continue reading

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Sharks on the Web: Elasmodiver

The better to eat you with…  Photo by Andy Murch After the previous post’s lengthy manifesto, tonight I’ll just point you in the direction of a really awesome shark-related website.  I’ve been a fan of Andy Murch’s work at Elasmodiver … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Spiny Dogfish

“Voracious beyond belief, dogfish deserve their bad reputation among many fishermen.”  – Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine As anyone with any kind of familiarity with Squalus acanthias will tell you, these are deeply unpopular animals.  Fishermen … Continue reading

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And “Ya Like Dags?” is born. I’m Chuck, a grad student in North Carolina working on a study of spiny dogfish feeding habits and community interactions. I figured that since I’m doing some work that some might find interesting, and … Continue reading

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