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ANGARI Foundation is committed to enabling and supporting the efforts of researchers across the marine science fields, from marine biology to physical oceanography and beyond. The flexibility of the ANGARI vessel is ideal for catering to the needs of individual researchers, and the ANGARI crew is well-versed in fieldwork and scientific operations. In addition, the Foundation encourages science communication, working with scientists to promote and facilitate sharing of their initiatives with broader audiences leading up to, during, and after their expedition.

Please visit often for updates on expeditions, participating scientists and research projects!

AUGUST 27, 2017

Chief Scientist:  Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, Shark Research and Conservation, University of Miami

Website:  www.sharktagging.com

Researchers from University of Miami Shark Research and Conservation Program (SRC) worked alongside citizen scientists to measure and tag sharks onboard R/V ANGARI offshore of Jupiter, FL. Participating citizen scientists were students and teachers from Conniston Middle School, an IB World School located in Palm Beach County. An amazing diversity of sharks, including 2 sandbar, 1 nurse, 1 great hammerhead, and 1 tiger, were caught, worked up and released, providing a wealth of valuable data for the shark science community.

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AUGUST 26, 2017

Chief Scientist:  Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, Shark Research and Conservation, University of Miami

Website:  www.sharktagging.com

The field team from University of Miami Shark Research and Conservation Program (SRC) worked alongside citizen scientists to measure and tag sharks onboard R/V ANGARI offshore of North Palm Beach, FL. The citizen scientists were festival winners from Youth Making Ripples, a nonprofit film competition for grades K-12. The day was exceptionally productive with a total of 9 sharks tagged, including 5 sandbar sharks, 2 bull sharks, 1 lemon shark and 1 tiger shark, providing a wealth of valuable data for the shark science community.

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JUNE 14-16, 2017

Chief Scientist:  Dr. Teresa Greely, University of South Florida

Website:  www.marine.usf.edu/girlscamp

ANGARI Foundation was part of this year’s Oceanography Camp for Girls in St. Petersburg, FL. Over the course of three days, campers took part in taking scientific measurements at a number of Tampa Bay sites. Methods included water sampling with Niskin bottles, otter trawl sampling, sediment grab sampling, plankton tows, secchi disk measurements and nutrient analyses.

Thank you to Florida Institute of Oceanography for supporting this expedition by providing additional scientific gear and dockage for R/V ANGARI.

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APRIL 8, 2017

ANGARI Foundation hosted students and teachers from Conniston Middle School and Wellington Landings Middle for an educational day trip offshore West Palm Beach, FL. Participants enjoyed several aspects of marine science field experiences. The morning began with researchers led by Dr. Stephen Kajiura from FAU Shark Migration who demonstrated their fishing process and scientific methods for studying the annual black tip shark migration. Unfortunately no black tip sharks were caught and tagged. The second half of the trip included students participating in a variety of field methods, including plankton tows, Sargassum sampling and environmental measurements. A tour of the research vessel and boating and navigation lessons from the ANGARI crew were also provided.

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APRIL 3, 2017

Chief Scientist:  Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, Shark Research and Conservation, University of Miami

Website:  www.sharktagging.com

Researchers from the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami came onboard R/V ANGARI for shark tagging off of Jupiter, FL. The winds and seas were challenging, but the day was incredibly successful. A late start did not hinder the day as six sharks were caught on only ten drum lines. Five Great Hammerhead sharks were worked up, breaking the research group’s record of number of hammerheads caught in a single day. A tiger shark was also tagged with a satellite tag and can be tracked on www.sharktagging.com. This trip was sponsored by a private donor.

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NOVEMBER 10-14, 2016

ANGARI Foundation’s VP of Production Kari Rosenberg brought her crew of cinematographers, directors and producers from Los Angeles to film on and off R/V ANGARI on location in South Florida. ANGARI board members, crew and science affiliates joined the expedition and participated in filming for several special projects, including 3 days of diving offshore Miami and in Biscayne Bay with local scientific divers and coral reef scientists. We want to thank Island Gardens Deep Harbour for supporting this expedition. It was an exciting trip for all involved, and we look forward to sharing the products of our efforts with you soon!

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OCTOBER 23, 2016

Chief Scientist:  Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, Shark Research and Conservation, University of Miami

Website:  www.sharktagging.com

R/V ANGARI welcomed researchers from the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami for shark tagging off of West Palm Beach, FL. In addition to the scientists, representatives from industry vendors who played a role in the vessel refit were invited onboard. During the day trip, two bull sharks and one great hammerhead shark were captured, tagged and released. It was a great learning experience for everyone onboard, and the citizen scientists left with a new respect and enthusiasm for shark conservation and research.

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OCTOBER 21, 2016

Chief Scientist:  Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, Shark Research and Conservation, University of Miami

Website:  www.sharktagging.com

Researchers from the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami came onboard R/V ANGARI for shark tagging off of West Palm Beach, FL. As the first ever expedition onboard R/V ANGARI, the trip went incredibly smoothly with both crew and researchers quickly learning their way around the boat and how best to conduct shark research from the platform. During the day, a nurse shark and a tiger shark were caught, tagged and released offshore.

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