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Paul J Clerkin

Paul J Clerkin

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Pacific Shark Research Center Moss Landing Marine Laboratories San Jose State University

Masters Candidate

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Published on Aug 27, 2015

New tags from Desert Star Systems, LLC

Our friends at Desert Star Systems have made a huge contribution toward the purchase of one of their high-quality tags for this project, greatly reducing the amount that we need to raise to save Me...

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Published on Aug 19, 2015

New video!

Hi Backers! We have an updated video to brief you on the project. Take a look, tell us what you think! And again, thank you for backing the Adopt a Megamouth campaign!

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Published on Aug 17, 2015

More Gifts: Mini Megamouths for $50+ Backers

Who doesn't love gifts for supporting shark research? Since some backers have donated $50 or more to help adopt Megamouth sharks, we made some 3Doodler Megamouth sharks to say thank you. The first ...

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Published on Aug 12, 2015

Gifts for Backers!

Happy to announce some gifts! The first 200 backers ($25 and up) each will receive an original print from previous expeditions on the high seas. Thirteen backers have already donated $25+, so we ha...

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Published on Aug 10, 2015

Flashback: Megamouths in NatGeo

Look what we found leafing through old editions of National Geographic Magazine. This story from 1992 seems modern: "Do Sharks Deserve Their Bad Reputation?" Later in the story the writer talks abo...

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Published on Jul 09, 2015

Adopt a Megamouth FAQ

Finding and tagging a Megamouth shark on Alien Sharks: Close Encounters was an amazing experience for me, and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to share the mysteries of Mega...

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Published on Sep 04, 2014

Preparing for the High Seas, a throwback!

Hi Everyone!I can toss a throwback Thursday on a lab update right? Why not! Today I bring you a flashback to preparing for my most recent trip to the Southern Indian Ocean.  About tw...

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Published on Sep 01, 2014

First Lab of the Semester

Hi everyone, We dove right into the tedious side of science this week, sorting hundreds of vials of tissue samples and photo-documenting an egg case from a new species of deep-sea catshark. UROC in...

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Jun 24, 2016
Looking for Lost Sharks: An Exploration of Discovery through the Western Indian Ocean
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Keep up the great work! Good luck with your campaign. Best, Paul
Jun 12, 2016
The Chondrichthyan Tree of Life Project: Taking Stock of the World's Sharks and Rays
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Hi Wily, Good luck with the project! Let me know how it comes along. Best, Paul
Jun 12, 2016
Tooth Microstructure of the White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias
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Everything helps Kaitlyn! Thanks for your support. Please share this project with others and help get the word out. We only have 2 more days otherwise we can't make this project happen. Thanks so much! Paul
Sep 01, 2015
Adopt a Megamouth
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Thanks for your donation and kind words, Kent! We are still waiting on the data from the last tag but hope to have something to publish ASAP. If this projects gets funded we will definitely keep you posted on what these sharks are up to. Thanks and please share this project! We are running out of time.
Aug 31, 2015
Adopt a Megamouth
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Thanks for your support, Terri! Molas and Megamouths are very different but also very similar. Big, gentle, and adorable!
Aug 29, 2015
Adopt a Megamouth
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Thanks Haxley! There's so much out there to discover, there should be enough for the both of us ;)
Sep 19, 2014
Final Frontier of Shark Discovery: Unexplored Seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Thanks, Del! Tell Noah, hi for me :)
Sep 05, 2014
Final Frontier of Shark Discovery: Unexplored Seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Thanks for the support Hallie :)
Sep 05, 2014
Final Frontier of Shark Discovery: Unexplored Seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Thanks Cindy :) I hope we make it!
Sep 05, 2014
Final Frontier of Shark Discovery: Unexplored Seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Thanks Cottie! Happy birthday!
Sep 05, 2014
Final Frontier of Shark Discovery: Unexplored Seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Thanks D! You're the best :)
Sep 01, 2014
Final Frontier of Shark Discovery: Unexplored Seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean.
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