The Abyssal skate (Bathyraja ishiharai) is a deepwater skate known only a few specimens from southwest Australia. And by "a few," I mean two collected on the Naturalist Plateau about 2,300 metres deep. The whole range? We don't know it, sorry.
It's no secret there are many students out there studying sharks and their relatives. So we are quite excited that we met up with PhD student Ana Barbosa Martins to talk about her research on stingrays! Especially since most of the research we read about/hear is about their more-famous relatives, the sharks. Learn about the stingrays in coral reef flat ecosystems and a bit about Ana in this latest Behind the Fins interview!
We love people who love sharks- especially those who educate others about sharks! This is why Lindsay Laughner is a fave of ours. She not only brings the ocean into the classrooms she steps in, but also brings students out to the ocean.
OCEARCH is lucky to have her as an education ambassador-- and The Fins United Initiative is lucky to have her here for the Behind the Fins series! We'll be diving into what makes her tick, what an education ambassador does, and talk about sharks!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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