Dangerous or endangered?
Did anyone in the States watch this on CBS Miami last night?
Apart from the annoying question at the start “Are sharks dangerous, or endangered?” What, they can’t be both? The documentary looks at a group of researchers studying the aggregations of Lemon sharks (amongst others) in Jupiter, Florida.
The guy in the red t-shirt is my friend Dan Geary, we volunteered together for the Thresher Shark Research and Conservation project in Philippines (see aforementioned red t-shirt).
He now does some work for the Bimini Biological Field Station (which you can intern at to get experience).
Dan straddling a Hammerhead.
Dan says that as a volunteer, he helped with everything from cleaning to wrangling sharks to data collection/data input.
It looks like a rough process, but the data collection is essential to Shark Conservation. DNA analysis allows the monitoring of shark populations and paves the way for efficient protection measures.
So if you fancy a night on the seas, experiencing the brute strength of an apex predator, and then poking it with needles, rulers etc then check out BBFS!