Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Penny Mae May 2014


Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Penny Mae
May 2014

The International SeaKeepers Society and a team of researchers from the University of Miami tagged tiger sharks, took blood samples, and conducted ultra-sounds using a custom-made floating platform designed by Florida Biodiversity Institute and Dr. Neil Hammerschlag. The floating platform was attached to the stern of the 138-foot Tri-Deck motor yacht, D/Y Penny Mae, which served as the base for the expedition site and research.

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Scientific Publications

Hammerschlag, N., Gutowsky, L.F.G., Gallagher, A.J., Matich, P., Cooke, S.J., 2017. Diel habitat use patterns of a marine apex predator tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier) at a high use area exposed to dive tourism. J Exp Mar Bio Ecol 495, 24-34.

Hammerschlag, N., Sulikowski, J., Gallagher, A.J., 2018. A comparison of reproductive and energetic states in a marine apex predator (the tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (91) 933-942.

de Sousa Rangel, B., Guimarães, R., Vieira, Y., Sulikowski, J.A., Hammerschlag, N., 2021. Metabolic and nutritional condition of juvenile tiger sharks exposed to regional differences in coastal urbanization. Science of the Total Environment (780) 146548.

de Sousa Rangel, B., Hammerschlag, N., Sulikowski, J.A., Moreira, R.G., 2021. Dietary and reproductive biomarkers in a generalist apex predator reveal differences in nutritional ecology across life stages. Marine Ecology Progress Series(664) 149-163.

Gutowsky, L.F.G., Rider, M.J., Roemer, R.P., Gallagher, A.J., Heithaus, M.R., Cooke, J., Hammerschlag, N., 2021. Large sharks exhibit varying behavioral responses to major hurricanes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (256) 107373.