Shark Tagging with Youth Making Ripples
In April of 2016, SeaKeepers worked with UM Shark Research and Fleet Miami to give filmmakers from the organization Youth Making Ripples a shark research experience. Onboard D/Y Shredder, six youth filmmakers, ranging in age from 13 to 16, along with 2 of the organization’s founders and six UM researchers spent the day tagging sharks outside of Haulover Inlet. Over five hours, we deployed 22 drum lines and caught 8 sharks – 5 Sandbar Sharks, 2 Great Hammerheads and 1 Scalloped Hammerhead. Everyone participated and helped with taking fin clips, tagging, making measurements and assessing overall shark health.