Monday, December 20, 2010

Dr.Amy Smoothey - Clarence River Bull Shark Project

Keep your eyes on this shark tagging project on the Clarence River in Australia.

Featuring 25 tagged Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and one of the most in depth looks into the migration and movement patterns of this unique shark species.

Shark researcher Dr.Amy Smoothey and her team have been on the Clarence River since October of this year catching primarily female sharks and tagging them.

Additional listening stations will be places all over the region to determine the sharks movement patterns over the next decade.

Unlike most sharks, bull sharks tolerate fresh water and can travel far up river systems making this species unique.

More on the project.

More on dead shark discovered in November.

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