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Sharkpedia

Meghan and Amani are 2 shark researchers exploring sharks and their relatives! Get ready to jump in every-other-week to the world of sharks where Meghan and Amani break down the science with some of the legends in the field. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

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Small Tooth Sawfish Movement Patterns with Jasmin Graham

This week on Sharkpedia we interview scientist Jasmin Graham! Jasmin works at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, and much of her research helps evaluate the critically endangered small tooth sawfish. We break down Jasmin's article, Large-scale space use of large juvenile and adult small tooth sawfish Pristis pectinata: implications for management. Get ready to learn all about small tooth sawfish movement along the Florida coast!  You can follow Jasmin at @Elasmo_gal on twitter, as well as the organization she co-founded, Minorities In Shark Science, at @MISS_Elasmo and misselasmo.org! This episode was edited by Kaela Shoe Follow Sharkpedia at @SharkpediaPod on Instagram and Twitter Connect with Sharkpedia:  linktr.ee/sharkpediapod Email: thesharkpediapodcast@gmail.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

53mins

19 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Shark Parasites with Dr. Jimmy Bernot

This week Amani and Meghan chat with shark parasite expert, Dr. Jimmy Bernot! We discuss his publication, "A new species of Psedopandarus Kirtisinghe, 1950 (Copepoda: Siphonostomoatoida: Pandaridae) from sharks of the genus Squalus L. in New Caledonian waters" (Bernot and Boxshall 2017). We chat about what kind of parasites exist on sharks, how they find their shark hosts, how they reproduce, and what it's like to be a shark parasite biologist! Get ready to jump into all things parasites! This episode was edited by sound engineer Kaela Shoe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

58mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Triennial Migrations of Soupfin Sharks with Dr. Andrew Nosal

In this weeks episode, Amani and Meghan discuss the article "Triennial migration and philopatry in the critically endangered soupfin shark, Galeogrhinus galeus" with the primary author, Dr. Andrew Nosal! Dr. Nosal discusses how he and his team were able to track soupfin sharks for multiple years and show that females would return every three years to the same location. This migration coincided with their reproduction! Get ready to jump into the world of soupfin sharks! This episode was edited by Kaela Shoe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

50mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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The Complexities of Policy Making with Dr. David Shiffman

In this episode Meghan and Amani interview Dr. David Shiffman, a marine biologist and conservationist about his publication "Recreational shark fishing in Florida: How research and strategic science communication helped to change policy" (Shiffman 2020). We discuss the complexities of creating policies that are beneficial to all stakeholders involved, the process which Dr. Shiffman went through in order to write a policy that took into account all sides, and how we, as scientists, can become better science communicators. Get ready to jump into the world of policymaking and science communication!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

55mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Shark Conservation with Dr. Catherine Macdonald

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

56mins

24 May 2021

Rank #5

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Basking Sharks with Alex McInturf

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

1hr 3mins

10 May 2021

Rank #6

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Let's Jump In

Amani and Meghan introduce who they are, some of their favorite facts, and what to look forward to in the episodes ahead! Get ready to jump into the world of sharks!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

35mins

4 May 2021

Rank #7