Recruiting Sharks as Climate Trackers
This is a guest post by Diana Udel. This post was originally published on the University of Miami’s News and Events page.
University of Miami (UM) shark scientist Neil Hammerschlag knows firsthand that sharks are as mysterious as they are majestic. For over a decade, he has been using sophisticated satellite-tracking tools to follow their every move from space. Thanks to the work of Hammerschlag and others, scientists know that sharks tend to live on the edge – spending a great percentage of their lives around ocean currents like the Gulf Stream and at depths where temperatures change abruptly – in the places where food is plentiful.