Brendan Talwar

Brendan Talwar


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Published on Nov 09, 2017

Deep-sea sharks: do they survive? As it turns out, it is sort of a matter of perspective.

The short versionSo do deep-sea sharks survive after longline capture and release? Well, it kinds of depends on whether you are a glass half empty or glass half full kind of person. As it turns out...

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Published on Jun 24, 2017

Sharks & Stable Isotopes: Making the most of mortality

Sharks & Stable Isotopes: Making the most of mortalityHi everyone!I'm pleased to share another collaborative project that your donations helped make possible! Released this summer in the Journa...

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Published on Feb 27, 2017

New publications: Micropredators and Blood

Hi everyone!It has been almost three years since we started this project. It is truly remarkable how much has happened since then and how much we've been able to contribute to the body of knowledge...

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Published on Jun 18, 2016

Post-Release Mortality of Deep-Sea Isopods!

Hi everyone,We're excited to share the first published manuscript from our work focused on the post-release mortality of deep-sea bycatch species! Here is the abstract and a link to...

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Published on Feb 01, 2016

Oliver Shipley (Cape Eleuthera Institute) Sheds Light on the Vertical Habitat Use of Cuban dogfish

Hi and happy new year!It has been a while since I last posted, mostly because I didn't think anyone would be interested in hearing about the inside of my cubicle. I also considered making a GoPro v...

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Published on Oct 06, 2015

New England Aquarium: Blood Chemistry

The Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium. If you haven't had a chance to visit, I highly recommend it! Photo- Turner Construction Company.Hey folks,I just got back to Tallahassee after a sh...

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Published on Jul 21, 2015

Jack Johnson loves sharks: Island School Research Symposium 2015

Jack Johnson (seen right), a newly appointed UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, asks the students questions about our research at the Research Symposium & Outreach Expo held in conjuncti...

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Published on Jun 04, 2015

Local School Visits & Research Presentations

Local School Visits & Research PresentationsHey everyone,The past month has been very busy here in Eleuthera. While wrapping up the Island School semester post- Parents' Weekend, preparing for ...

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Reply to:Cindy WuCindy Wu
Thanks so much Cindy! This has been a really cool avenue to share our work from start to finish.
Thanks Oscar, glad you like it. I'll let them know!
Hey Oscar- Yes, we actually take a DNA sample of the fin's cartilage and use the location of the clip as a way to identify individuals in the cage. For example, in this video one shark had a clip taken from the first dorsal and the other shark from the second dorsal. This doesn't cause any bleedi...more
Glad you like them! The mesh is about 1.5 inches... went with a bigger size to reduce drag. The cage is extremely heavy on the way up, so every little bit helps.