Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cape Cod Dogfish Tagging Round 2

Finally managed to get enough time between recuperating from the trip and moving apartments to sit down and give you all a recap of what I and the rest of the Rulifson lab have been up to for the past … Continue reading

Posted in dolphins, fishing, gill nets, grad school, new england great whites, photography, research, spiny dogfish, striped bass, whales | 4 Comments

European Dogfish Updates

Still up in Massachusetts doing a little dogfish tagging, but we’ve taken a couple days off to recuperate and let the weather finish clearing up.  It’s already been much better weather and far more productive than the last time we … Continue reading

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Back to New England

Tomorrow I get up bright and early and head back to Massachusetts with the Rulifson lab to see if we can finish the job we started in May before being thwarted by the weather.  It should be warmer and hopefully … Continue reading

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101 Uses for Shark Puke

Earlier today WhySharksMatter and I had a little light-hearted smack talk about new-school (stable isotopes) vs. old-school (gastric lavage or straight-up dissection) methods of measuring the diet of sharks.  These are the things you could be privy to if you … Continue reading

Posted in cephalopods, ecology, gut contents, methods, research blogging, sharks, spiny dogfish | 5 Comments

Dogfish on Tour: Minneapolis then Seattle

A little advance notice on a couple public appearances I’ll be making in the near future.  Of course all the shark/fish/reptile nerds know about the upcoming Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Minneapolis, where I’ll be giving a talk … Continue reading

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Playing With Sharks in Charleston

As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve spent the weekend in Charleston hanging out with David “WhySharksMatter” Shiffman and taking part in the coastal shark survey run out of the Charleston SCDNR lab.  Since most of my work has been … Continue reading

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Tomorrow I head down to Charleston to do a little shark fishing with Dave “WhySharksMatter” Shiffman.  This should be an interesting change of pace from spiny dogfish, though I’ve played with larger sharks (some larger than me) before.  I’m looking … Continue reading

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New England Great Whites and More on Shark Week

That special time of year is fast approaching.  That’s right, Shark Week is only a month and a half away.  There’s been some debate over the continued educational benefit of Shark Week, especially after the terrible 2009 season where the … Continue reading

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New Pier on the Block

  I just got back from a nice, much-needed weekend in the Outer Banks, and had an opportunity to check out the latest addition to the Nags Head coastline.  Jennette’s Pier has a long history among Outer Banks fishing piers, … Continue reading

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Hey all.  Posting will be sparse for the next few days due to a mini-vacation I’m on with family.  In the meantime, check any of the blogs and sites linked on the sidebar, particularly Dave’s post debunking the “18 foot … Continue reading

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