Monthly Archives: May 2011

Twitter Discoveries: Bycatch.org and RJ Dunlap

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical about Twitter for a while.  However, since jumping on the bandwagon I’ve actually found it to be an incredible source of information and news that I would never have had the time to … Continue reading

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NOAA Asks Fishermen to Release Makos

NOAA/NMFS has released a statement asking commercial fishermen to release mako sharks caught alive.  They also ask that fishermen report where the makos are released so they can update their information on mako movements and distribution.  The reason for this … Continue reading

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Reproduction: Secret Weapon of the Dogfish?

Spiny dogfish are one of the rare success stories in the management of shark fisheries, with the U.S. Atlantic population representing one of the few shark stocks ever to fully recover from overfishing.  At first glance this doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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River Herring News

This post isn’t about sharks, but I do like to give props to those working-class fish that help feed the predators of the marine world.  Here are a couple items of interest for fans of those delicious and declining fish, … Continue reading

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The Cape Cod Tagging Recap

The past few posts have been quick short-form recaps of what’s been going on that day.  Now that I’m back in town (after we called the trip early due to weather) I finally have a chance to upload the pictures … Continue reading

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Where the #@$8* Are the Dogfish!?

Just a brief one today. Yesterday we got out on the water again for what should have been a nice half-day excursion to wrap up this round of tagging and surgically implant acoustic receivers into live dogfish.  What it turned … Continue reading

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Updates from the Field (No Pictures Yet…)

I want to start this post off by apologizing for forgetting the upload cable for my camera.  Because of this glaring oversight, I won’t be able to post any pictures from the trip until I get back.  Here’s hoping I … Continue reading

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Field Work!

The posts for the next couple weeks will likely be pretty brief, because I’m up in Cape Cod helping out with a little dogfish tagging, plus working on refining my own shark puking technique.  Unlike last time, we’ll be working … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…

As I get ready to head up to Cape Cod to help out with the latest round of dogfish tagging, some exciting news popped up on Underwater Times.  A great white of impressive proportions was sighted off of Martha’s Vineyard … Continue reading

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Spiny Dogfish Can Still Be Finned in Oregon

Tip o’ the hat to Jen for bringing this to my attention.  Oregon is among the states putting through bans on the trade and sale of shark fins.  However, looking at the legislation itself, I can’t help but notice a … Continue reading

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