Beth Bowers

Beth Bowers

Boca Raton

Florida Atlantic University


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Published on Jun 23, 2016

Why do you think males and females migrate separately?

It is possible that females avoid large clusters of males until they are ready to mate. Mating in sharks, and elasmobranchs in general, can be energetically costly for the female due to the large a...

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Published on Jun 23, 2016

How many indviduals are found in an aggregation?

Male blacktip sharks (the black dots in the picture above) in Southeast Florida can be found in aggregations as large as 800 shark per square kilometer during the winter. If you are...

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Published on Jun 19, 2016

Public Outreach

Today, I gave a presentation at Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach, FL. It is always encouraging to share the results I have found with new people. The enthusiasm and curiosity of th...

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Published on Jun 17, 2016

It's not easy being a girl...

Bryan Frazier has already detected one of the pregnant females I instrumented in St. Helena Sound, SC. I was concerned about hearing back from this o...

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Published on Jun 14, 2016

The First of Many

At the beginning of June, I instrumented four female blacktip sharks in St. Helena Sound, SC. Luckily, I was able to use four transmitters that were left over from last fishing seas...

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Published on May 26, 2016

Blacktip Shark Aggregation

Blacktip sharks form large aggregations in nearshore waters off Southeast Florida each winter.  These sharks come very close to shore and spend several months in the warm water befo...

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