Visit PSRC at Sharktoberfest NightLife
MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center will be at the California Academy of Sciences on October 4th for their Sharktoberfest NightLife Event. Come ask all your shark questions, or attend one of their talks:
7pm: MLML Grad Student Vicky Vasquez will speak about being the first researcher to identify the elusive Ninja lanternshark.
9pm: MLML Faculty Dr. Dave Ebert has a talk titled “State of Emergency: Searching For Sri Lanka’s Lost Sharks”
MLML's Dr. Dave Ebert of the Pacific Shark Research Center has been featured on a number of news stories related to sharks in the Monterey Bay.
Read and watch the stories below:
- ABC Bay Area News: Criminal investigation into what killed great white shark that washed up on Santa Cruz Co. beach
- ABC Good Morning America: Great White Shark sightings in Monterey Bay
- KSBW: Shark warning issued in Santa Cruz County
- Live Science: A Dead Great White Shark on a Santa Cruz Beach Leads to a Criminal Investigation
- NBC Bay Area: Close Call: Shark Swims Within Feet of Kayaker in Monterey Bay
- SFGate: Kayaker paddles with a dozen great white sharks off coast near Santa Cruz
How long do sharks live? Recent studies using carbon radioisotopes suggest we've been underestimating the ages of sharks, especially older ones. An article by National Geographic quotes our ichthyologist emeritus, Dr. Gregor Cailliet on the challenges of aging sharks using calcified growth bands:
Gregor Cailliet, professor emeritus at California's Moss Landing Marine Laboratories who has been aging sharks since the 1970s, says the banding method leads to the good, bad, and the ugly.
“The good are the ones where the growth zones and validated ages are identical. The bad is when they don’t mean anything. The ugly are the ones in which there are discrepancies.”
Read the full article here.