Shark Research With Beneath The Waves
D/Y Mystique / Bahamas
The International SeaKeepers Society assisted Dr. Austin Gallagher and Beneath The Waves in conducting field research in the Bahamas aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Mystique, an 87’ Warren from the Sport Fleet of Fleet Miami.
The team, consisting of Dr. Gallagher, Brendan Shea, Capt. Jason Halvorsen, Tony Gilbert, and Jeff Pankey conducted shark tagging, Baited Remote Under Water Video system (BRUV) deployments (in both shallow waters and extreme depth), and finally, underwater photographic surveys as well as aerial drone surveys to map the sea grass meadows of the Great Bahama Bank.