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Meghan and Amani are 2 shark researchers exploring sharks and their relatives! Get ready to jump in every-other-week to the world of sharks where Meghan and Amani break down the science with some of the legends in the field. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

Sharkpedia Meghan Holst and Amani Webber-Schultz

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Meghan and Amani are 2 shark researchers exploring sharks and their relatives! Get ready to jump in every-other-week to the world of sharks where Meghan and Amani break down the science with some of the legends in the field. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support

    Ecology & Environment of Eocene Sand Tiger Sharks with Dr. Sora Kim

    Ecology & Environment of Eocene Sand Tiger Sharks with Dr. Sora Kim

    This week Amani and Meghan discuss sand tiger sharks from the Eocene with Dr. Sora Kim! We explore the ecology and environment of sand tiger sharks during the Eocene, and can even explore climate change during the Eocene using sand tiger teeth fossils! This discussion was guided around Dr. Sora Kim's publication, "Probing the Ecology and Climate of the Eocene Southern Ocean With Sand Tiger Sharks Striatolamia macrota". Get ready to learn about some incredible things we can learn about the climate during the Eocene using stable isotope analysis of teeth from extinct sand tiger sharks! 

    You can connect with Dr. Sora Kim on Twitter @SoraLKim

    This episode was edited by Kaela Shoe

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    • 57 min
    Small Tooth Sawfish Movement Patterns with Jasmin Graham

    Small Tooth Sawfish Movement Patterns with Jasmin Graham

    This week on Sharkpedia we interview scientist Jasmin Graham! Jasmin works at Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, and much of her research helps evaluate the critically endangered small tooth sawfish. We break down Jasmin's article, Large-scale space use of large juvenile and adult small tooth sawfish Pristis pectinata: implications for management. Get ready to learn all about small tooth sawfish movement along the Florida coast! 

    You can follow Jasmin at @Elasmo_gal on twitter, as well as the organization she co-founded, Minorities In Shark Science, at @MISS_Elasmo and misselasmo.org!

    This episode was edited by Kaela Shoe

    Follow Sharkpedia at @SharkpediaPod on Instagram and Twitter

    Connect with Sharkpedia: 

    linktr.ee/sharkpediapod

    Email: thesharkpediapodcast@gmail.com


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    • 53 min
    Shark Parasites with Dr. Jimmy Bernot

    Shark Parasites with Dr. Jimmy Bernot

    This week Amani and Meghan chat with shark parasite expert, Dr. Jimmy Bernot! We discuss his publication, "A new species of Psedopandarus Kirtisinghe, 1950 (Copepoda: Siphonostomoatoida: Pandaridae) from sharks of the genus Squalus L. in New Caledonian waters" (Bernot and Boxshall 2017). We chat about what kind of parasites exist on sharks, how they find their shark hosts, how they reproduce, and what it's like to be a shark parasite biologist! Get ready to jump into all things parasites!

    This episode was edited by sound engineer Kaela Shoe


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    • 58 min
    Triennial Migrations of Soupfin Sharks with Dr. Andrew Nosal

    Triennial Migrations of Soupfin Sharks with Dr. Andrew Nosal

    In this weeks episode, Amani and Meghan discuss the article "Triennial migration and philopatry in the critically endangered soupfin shark, Galeogrhinus galeus" with the primary author, Dr. Andrew Nosal! Dr. Nosal discusses how he and his team were able to track soupfin sharks for multiple years and show that females would return every three years to the same location. This migration coincided with their reproduction! Get ready to jump into the world of soupfin sharks!

    This episode was edited by Kaela Shoe


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    • 50 min
    The Complexities of Policy Making with Dr. David Shiffman

    The Complexities of Policy Making with Dr. David Shiffman

    In this episode Meghan and Amani interview Dr. David Shiffman, a marine biologist and conservationist about his publication "Recreational shark fishing in Florida: How research and strategic science communication helped to change policy" (Shiffman 2020). We discuss the complexities of creating policies that are beneficial to all stakeholders involved, the process which Dr. Shiffman went through in order to write a policy that took into account all sides, and how we, as scientists, can become better science communicators. Get ready to jump into the world of policymaking and science communication!


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    • 55 min
    Shark Conservation with Dr. Catherine Macdonald

    Shark Conservation with Dr. Catherine Macdonald

    On this episode, Meghan and Amani interview Dr. Catherine Macdonald, Co-Founder and Director of Field School in Miami, about her publication "Conservation potential of apex predator tourism" (Macdonald et al., 2017). We discuss some of the threats that shark populations face, when tourism can play a potentially positive role in shark conservation, and the complexity of working with diverse groups of people towards the same conservation goal. Get ready to jump into the world of shark conservation!


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    • 56 min

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