Do you love stingrays?
So do we! It baffles us that so many people out there do not know about these fantastic animals... but I guess that's how Matthew Kolmann helps out. A self-proclaimed "stingray enthusiast," Matthew's work helps teach people a little bit more about these amazing animals.
Not to mention he also knows a lot about other animals, too. Like piranhas... so cool, right?! Dive on in to this "Behind the Fins" interview!
Greeneye Spurdog (Squalus chloroculus) goes by a variety of name. What is it with spurdogs having SO MANY NAMES? Alright, alright, we’ll list them: Blainvilles Dogfish, Blainville's Dogfish, Green-eye Dogfish, Grey Spiny Dogfish, Northern Dogfish, Northern Spiny Dogfish, Shortspine Spurdog, Shortspine Spurdog, Spikey Dogfish, aaaaaaaaand last but not least Spiny Dogfish. There may be other names we’re missing but to be honest are you going to remember all of these? Probs not. And that’s okay! Just remember the super duper important one: the scientific name.
I am so excited to introduce you to this species-- because our good friend, and Behind the Finsinterviewee, Sebastian Kraft is going to be talking about this animal (and a few others in the future)! See his interview here.
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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