Grace Casselberry is one of those people you just want to tag along with to all of her field excursions-- the cool thing is, we kind of did for this interview! She told us all about the amazing work she is a part of and what the future holds for her. So sit down with a good cuppa and read her Behind the Fins interview.
The Fins United Initiative is excited to showcase a BRAND NEW section to our program: the "Bite into Research" segment! TFUI officers will be reading articles that were published in regards to Chondrichthyans (those are the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras... and include any sector) and explain it in terms that everyone can understand. Today, we have TFUI Officer Chelsea Stein reviewing the following paper: Environmental DNA illuminates the dark diversity of sharks.
Access the paper: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/advances/4/5/eaap9661.full.pdf
The black dogfish (Centroscyllium fabricii) is a small deepwater shark found on the outer continental shelf and slopes around 180-2,250 metres deep. Reaching to be least 90 cm in length, this schooling shark has a widespread distribution in the temperate Atlantic Ocean (there are a few tropical records but those have not been 100% confirmed). #Finfact: Parts of this shark can glow, too!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
SEE MELISSA'S TEDx TALK HERE:
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