On this episode, Meghan and Amani interview Dr. Catherine Macdonald, Co-Founder and Director of Field School in Miami, about her publication "Conservation potential of apex predator tourism" (Macdonald et al., 2017). We discuss some of the threats that shark populations face, when tourism can play a potentially positive role in shark conservation, and the complexity of working with diverse groups of people towards the same conservation goal. Get ready to jump into the world of shark conservation!--- 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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