The Bahamas (September 21, 2018) - Scientists from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and University of Exeter, England teamed up with ANGARI Foundation on an expedition to study sea turtles and sharks in the Western Bahamas. Dr. Duncan Irschick,…
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Scientists aboard R/V ANGARI spent 9 days in the Western Bahamas studying, tagging, and photo-capturing sea turtles for an ongoing study of fibropapillomatosis, as well as gathering new high-speed biting data from nurse, lemon, and bull sharks in order to help better understand shark morphology, biting, and feeding behaviors.
Scientists worked from aboard R/V ANGARI and some small boats to study different sea turtle species and their nesting behaviors in Everglades National Park, as well as research that involved tagging and tracking the animals.