@drneilhammer - Dr. Neil Hammerschlag

Professor & Marine Ecologist @univmiami @umiamirsmas | Director of UMiami Shark Research & Conservation Program (SRC) @sharktagging | Link to bio:
https://sharkresearch.rsmas.miami.edu/about/about-neil/
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Update from our research in South Africa - Repost @sharktagging
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We currently have research being carried out in South Africa by one of our MS students, @trishalbano7. Periodically, Baited Remote Underwater Video devices are deployed to survey the underwater area as a noninvasive method. Here, a common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) attaches itself to our BRUV in attempt to suck the sardines out of the bait crate while on deployment in South Africa. The common octopus is the most highly occurring species of octopus in South African waters. Aside from sharks, they are one of the most common animals we see on our BRUV footage in South Africa! In this clip, you can see the octopus reach out to fend off a rock cod with its tentacle in order to maintain dominance over the bait crate. Octopus are highly intelligent and territorial creatures and will aggressively defend their domain, which in this case was the cylinder filled with bait. They live in crevices and holes in rocky bottoms and feed on shellfish and other invertebrates. .
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Update from our research in South Africa - Repost @sharktagging (TURN UP THE VOLUME) ・・・ We currently have research being carried out in South Africa by one of our MS students, @trishalbano7. Periodically, Baited Remote Underwater Video devices are d

We are guests on this amazing planet! 
Beautiful photoby @abdullah_evindar
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We are guests on this amazing planet! Beautiful photoby @abdullah_evindar . . Tag a friend that would love this image . . . #nature #love #wildlife #planet #amazing #sundayfunday #photography #follow #animals #wild #picoftheday #beauty #natural

Pleased to share a new collaborative study published today by our team. The research is based on an 18+ years of monitoring, in which we documented unexpected ecosystem changes following the decline and disappearance of white sharks from Seal Island, South Africa. Specifically, the loss of great whites over the past two years has led to the novel emergence of sevengill sharks, a top predator from a different habitat. Collaborators include Chris & Monique Fallows and Lacey Williams of @apexsharkexpeditions 
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Pleased to share a new collaborative study published today by our team. The research is based on an 18+ years of monitoring, in which we documented unexpected ecosystem changes following the decline and disappearance of white sharks from Seal Island,

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Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Did you know that our team is 78% female and over 87% of our graduate students are women? To celebrate today we are recognizing the incredible women of SRC who work tirelessly towards the mission of shark research and conservation, while also inspiring the next generation of female scientists. Meet the amazing women of our team! .
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According to the National Science Foundation, women are an underrepresented group in the sciences- making up only 25% of all STEM careers, despite composing 50% of the workforce. A 2011 study showed that girls presented with primarily male examples of scientists were less likely to think they could be successful in STEM careers. Here at SRC, we want to encourage and inspire the next generation of women scientists! We established the Females In the Natural Sciences program (FINS) to address this gender disparity and encourage girls to pursue STEM careers. We provide young girls with hands-on experience in shark research through a day of shark tagging run by an all female crew. For more information on our FINS program visit our website sharktagging.com/participate. We recognize that today’s students are the scientists and conservationists of tomorrow, and we need our nation’s girls to be part of the next generation’s problem solvers.
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Repost from UM SRC @sharktagging ・・・ Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Did you know that our team is 78% female and over 87% of our graduate students are women? To celebrate today we are recognizing the incredible women of SRC

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Here is a thermal image of a hammerhead shark taken by @whoisbandit for our recent research paper.  Captured using  a special thermal imaging camera, this photo shows the infrared radiation being emitted by the shark. All objects emit infrared radiation. Higher temperatures emit more radiation, so we are able to determine the body surface temperatures of the sharks from these images. To see the research paper, see my story
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Here is a thermal image of a hammerhead shark taken by @whoisbandit for our recent research paper. Captured using a special thermal imaging camera, this photo shows the infrared radiation being emitted by the shark. All objects emit infrared radiat

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Pleased to share a new collaborative research paper from our lab @sharktagging lead by Natascha Wosnick @whoisbandit — With exception of lamnid sharks such as the white, porbeage and mako sharks, other species are thought to be cold-blooded, with their body temperatures dependent on surrounding water temperatures. Despite often being removed from the water during fisheries interactions, little is known about the potential effects of changing temperatures and solar radiation experienced by sharks during air exposure, and if such scenarios may compromise their ability to regulate their body temperatures, thus impacting their survival. In this study, we used thermal imaging to measure external body temperature of 10 different shark species exposed to air on capture. Although col-blooded, tour our surprise, different species exhibited significant differences in in heat distribution and warming along the body surface. Moreover, these body temperature patterns were significantly impacted by both environmental factors (water temperature at capture) as well as biological traits (shark size and body region). Besides revealing differences in heat regulation across the body, our results have implications for sharks exposed to air during fishing operations; specifically that changes in body temperatures associated with air exposure may affect their post-release health and survival. 
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Pleased to share a new collaborative research paper from our lab @sharktagging lead by Natascha Wosnick @whoisbandit — With exception of lamnid sharks such as the white, porbeage and mako sharks, other species are thought to be cold-blooded, with the

Throwback to one of my favorite tiger shark encounters while studying these amazing creatures at Tiger Beach, Bahamas. .
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Throwback to one of my favorite tiger shark encounters while studying these amazing creatures at Tiger Beach, Bahamas. . . Photo courtesy @discovery @sharkweek . . . . #sharkresearch #sharkconservation #sharkdiving #nature #fishing #diving #surfing

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The Ocean is a place of Wonder 
How crazy is this image? One of our favorite features of the Ocean is that there's so much information we don't know about it yet. It is estimated that we've only explored about 5% of the worlds Oceans. That leaves 95% of Creatures and features outside of our current knowledge! 
Truly Fascinating! Well said @ourplanetdaily 
Words and image repost @ourplanetdaily. Image ©National Geographic / via @OCEANS247
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Had to share. . . The Ocean is a place of Wonder How crazy is this image? One of our favorite features of the Ocean is that there's so much information we don't know about it yet. It is estimated that we've only explored about 5% of the worlds Ocean

How cool is this? @brittglisson13 tattooed one of my photos on her arm!! Pretty honored to have my photo, and images of the two coolest sharks (tiger and hammer) now inked in flesh!! Awesome art by @al.e.z .
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How cool is this? @brittglisson13 tattooed one of my photos on her arm!! Pretty honored to have my photo, and images of the two coolest sharks (tiger and hammer) now inked in flesh!! Awesome art by @al.e.z . . . Tag a friend that would do this! . . .

One of the key species we work with at @sharktagging is the great hammerhead shark. Our research has demonstrated the fragility of this species to capture stress. Accordingly, they are not a good candidate for catch and release recreational fishing. When working with hammerheads, we have a significantly abridged, specially modified, in-water procedure for rapid release. The health and welfare of these animals is our priority. Note the special hose we place in the shark’s mouth to help pump water over their gills to promote their vitality. Our ultimate goal is to generate science that can inform effective conservation of these incredible animals. .
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Great photo by @josh_liberman for @sharktagging .
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One of the key species we work with at @sharktagging is the great hammerhead shark. Our research has demonstrated the fragility of this species to capture stress. Accordingly, they are not a good candidate for catch and release recreational fishing.

Still one of my best photos. This great hammerhead is so expressive. .
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Caption this!
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Still one of my best photos. This great hammerhead is so expressive. . . Caption this! . . #sharkresearch #sharkconservation #sharkdiving #nature #fishing #diving #surfing #fish #scuba #beach #oceans #love #surf #wildlife #sharks #photooftheday #sal