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Globally Abundant to Critically Endangered: The Conservation Story of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Candace Fields, Marine Scientist

Florida International University

Candace Fields shares how her work plays a part in oceanic whitetip shark conservation.

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R/V ANGARI Expeditions:

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[READING]  ANGARI Foundation – Meet Candace Fields
[RESOURCE LIBRARY]  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Oceanic Whitetip Shark
[RESOURCE LIBRARY]  Florida Museum of Natural History – Oceanic Whitetip Shark
[READING]  IUCN Red List – Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)
[VIDEO]  Shark Bytes – Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark!
[PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATION]  Howey-Jordan L. A., et al. (2013). Complex Movements, Philopatry and Expanded Depth Range of a Severely Threatened Pelagic Shark, the Oceanic Whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Western North Atlantic. PLOS ONE 8(2): e56588.
[PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATION]  Papastamatiou, Y.P., et al. (2018). Optimal swimming strategies and behavioral plasticity of oceanic whitetip sharks. Sci Rep 8, 551.

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Ocean Expert Exchange is a live educational webinar series featuring experts in marine science and technology, many of whom have participated in expeditions onboard R/V ANGARI. The 30-minute live events welcome audiences of all ages and include a presentation on the speaker’s area of expertise followed by Q&A with participants. The series is co-hosted by ANGARI Foundation and the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute’s Scientist in Every Florida School program.

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