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 into was a comedy of…

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 describe everything well enough to…

‘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 today by a fisherman checking…

Unintentional Shark Tagging

This might possibly be the most awesome paper about tagging fish ever. One of the handiest advances in telemetry, especially of large, highly-migratory oceanic species, has been the advent of PSAT tags.  These tags do it all: movement, depth, temperature, shoe size, blood type… all…

Not All Great Whites are Snow Bunnies

Tip o’ the hat to The Dorsal Fin for this article.  It’s been a while since I’ve written about the great whites of New England, but this is mainly because, according to the tagging studies performed by Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts DMF, the area’s…

Wolves at the Door: Shark Interactions with Aquaculture

In the greater spectrum of shark/human interactions, the majority of encounters undoubtedly take place between sharks and fishermen, even if encounters between sharks and swimmers get all the press.  However, that aquaculture is becoming more widespread as a use of the water is an understatement. …

New England Sharks Still Sharkin’ Around

The hits just keep coming from Cape Cod (and Underwater Times).  I almost can’t keep up with all the Carcharodon carcharias-related news coming out of my old motherland. The first successful tagging of one of this year’s great whites happened over the weekend off of…

First New England Great White of 2010

I’m headed back up to my motherland of Rhode Island next week for the Joint Meeting of Icthyologists and Herpetologists (mainly because of the heavy AES presence there), and it seems the great whites are going to be there to greet me.  The first New…

New England Great Whites Return

Here’s an incredibly timely news item, given that my last post was a little Carcharodon carcharias humor and I’m watching “Expedition Great White” as I write this.  Last summer five great whites were tagged with satellite tracking tags as they hung out right off the…