Bryan Keller

Bryan Keller

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Published on Jul 06, 2017

Shark migrations and much more!

Since our last lab note, there have been many exciting developments for this project. Firstly, we have received more data from the migrations of our 16 tagged-sharks and there appears to be interse...

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Published on Oct 27, 2016

Our tagged-sharks were successfully tracked throughout their annual migration. Wanna know where they went?

Hey everyone, Last year we utilized the funds from this project to tag bonnethead sharks in the Edisto River, SC. When a tagged-shark swims within a certain distance (200-400m) of an acoustic recei...

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Published on Feb 11, 2016

Our sharks took a vacation to Hilton Head, SC! Well, kind of…

Hey everybody, I just received some exciting news from BryanFrazier at the SC DNR. In Port Royal Sound, the SC DNR has an extensive arrayof acoustic receivers that document the presence of many tag...

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Published on Nov 09, 2015

A Video of Our Shark-Tagging!

Hey everyone!As promised, I put together a short film detailing our recent shark-tagging expedition. This research was made possible through your donations and moral support. Let me know if you hav...

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Published on Nov 03, 2015

Check out some pictures from our shark-tagging expedition!

Hey everybody,In the images below, you will be able to take a peak into a day of shark-tagging. These photos are from the day we used the funds you donated! You might be thinking 'Bryan, this isn't...

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Published on Sep 16, 2015

​Thanks for the donations! We just put them to use and tagged some sharks!

Hey everyone,Last Tuesday, in accordance with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, we headed out to Edisto, South Carolina. Our goal was to deploy the acoustic tags that your donatio...

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Published on Jul 31, 2015

We took a news crew shark fishing and got our project on TV!!

Hey everyone, Today was a super exciting day. We took a news crew out shark fishing from Charleston, SC. In the process of catching two ~4.5ft sand bar sharks, I got to briefly discuss this project...

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Published on Jul 27, 2015

Straight shark....Keep that shark STRAIGHT!

There are many different ways to measure a shark, but 2 lengths are typically used. They are: Fork Length and Total Length -- you can see these demonstrated in picture below. So why do we need a s...

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Published on Jul 23, 2015

TAG, You’re it! What do you want to know about shark tagging?

There are many types of tags used for defining habitat and space use. When discussing shark-tagging, many people think of tracking great white sharks like 'Mary Lee'. However, our tagging style wil...

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Thanks Mimi! They really are cool animals. It is possible that the hurricane made these sharks travel offshore and away from inland waters. We will be able to look at this question more closely as we acquire additional data. See you guys soon!
Oct 30, 2016
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That is certainly our goal, and as we increase our sample size it will become more feasible to answer. However, it is quite cool that the vast majority of mature bonnetheads are pregnant when they are in the Edisto!
Oct 30, 2016
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Woohoo, I'm very interested in your results Samson! It will be informative to better understand the presence of microplastics in Winyah Bay and how their presence affects the many animals that call the region home.
Apr 13, 2016
Assessing the risk of microscopic plastic accumulation in South Carolina's Winyah Bay
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learning about sharks is always fun!!
Feb 11, 2016
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Thanks Mimi, love you!
Feb 11, 2016
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That's what we think too. The protection afforded to the individuals would be higher in the intercoastal v. offshore as well. As you know mortality rates are high for these guys.
Feb 11, 2016
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Hah, awesome stuff is about a technical as it gets I think. 20 tags is absolutely incredible -- I can't believe we got that many. It is truly wonderful. Thank you for all your help!
Aug 06, 2015
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Thank you! I can't wait to share some awesome pictures and videos with you!!
Aug 06, 2015
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Ben Thepaut you are my hero. Chewbacca will be one happy shark.
Aug 04, 2015
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It is actually a pretty small estuary about 5^2 miles. The reason this is the perfect study site is because the same sharks come back every year (so we know some mechanism maintains that philopatric behavior) and we can tag almost the whole population. The receivers get distributed based upon their range of detection. All of the entrances to the estuary will be covered completely, so if a shark comes in we will know its there. In between the entrances, the receivers will be less dense (they are about $1400 each), but there will be enough to determine what environmental factors drive their space use.
Jul 24, 2015
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