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LOST MAKO SHARK TAG RECOVERED NEAR MANNS HARBOR IN NORTH CAROLINA

2016-12-15
Penny Jones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – December 2, 2016 – A female mako shark tagged in mid-2015 off the coast of Ocean City, MD as part of the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University’s ongoing shark migrations study, was caught off North Carolina by a commercial fishing vessel. Before its capture, the mako shark had an amazing swim traveling more than 8,500 miles in 557 days. The tracks of this mako and other sharks being studied by the GHRI can be viewed at www.ghritracking.org.image013The satellite tag, which transmits crucial data for researchers, was attached to the mako’s dorsal fin. The satellite tag has been traced to Manns Harbor, NC and is in the process of being recovered.

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UN’SHUCKING’BELIEVABLE

2016-02-16
JJ Waters

Imagine looking out your window and a seeing a piece of land the size of a football field disappearing. Now, imagine a football field vanishing every 45 minutes. If you live in Southeastern Louisiana that’s your window. Louisiana’s estuarine wetlands are disappearing at an astounding rate. Since 1930, 1,900 square miles of wetlands have been lost, and it’s estimated that 34 years from now, by 2050, another 700 square miles will be gone.

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‘HANDS OFF!’ IS BEST POLICY FOR SEA TURTLE HATCHLINGS

2016-08-29
FWC

Sea turtle hatchlings are digging out of their nests and clambering toward the ocean in September and October, the last months of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season.

Just remember, “Hands off!” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering sea turtle hatchings.

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