Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Shredder
SeaKeepers joined UM Shark Research & Conservation and Save Our Seas Foundation on July 12 & 13 aboard Fleet Miami’s D/Y Shredder for two days of shark tagging. The shark team caught multiple nurse sharks in shallow inshore and deeper offshore waters in North Miami. Participants helped to tag the sharks, collect fin clips, and take body measurements. The data will be used to evaluate shark health and behavioral patterns. Save Our Seas Foundation visually documented the sampling process both on the boat and in the water.
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