Amani and Meghan talk with PhD Candidate, Alex McInturf! Alex studies physiology in basking sharks and salmon at UC Davis, California. With Alex's help, Meghan and Amani review the article, "Are close-following and breaching behaviours by basking sharks at aggregation sites related to courtship?" by Gore et al., (2018). We talk all about their physiology, migrations, aggregations, breeding behaviour, how they jump their HUGE BODIES OUT OF WATER and more! Get ready to jump into the world of basking sharks!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support
This week we are jumping into a problem for sharks: entangling in marine debris with expert Kristian Parton! With Kristian's help we will review his article, Parton et al 2019 "Global review of sharks and ray entanglement in anthropogenic marine debris". We discuss what marine debris is, how it ends up in the ocean, and exactly why it's an issue for sharks. We also discuss the importance of social media and how to incorporate entanglement reports as real data!
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