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Shark Bites
By     |    Jul 8, 2019
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Shark Bites

The following is a short article that I wrote for the August 2019 issue of RI Monthly Magazine. Rhode Island is home to a feeding frenzy of shark research. Just a few examples: How not to age a shark: NOAA’s Dr. Lisa Natanson recently published a paper that blew up the way sharks are aged. Until recently, scientists had been relying on pairs of growth rings in shark spines (like […]

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Listening for Fish: Acoustic Array in RI Waters
By     |    Jun 19, 2019
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Listening for Fish: Acoustic Array in RI Waters

The waters off Rhode Island have been a black hole when it comes to knowing the habits and migrations of many fish species. True, some fish carry acoustic tags that produce a signal which could relay an abundance of information. Trouble was, there was nothing around here to listen to that signal. That began to change recently with the deployment of an “acoustic array”, a dozen listening devices designed to […]

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