The following afternoon, scientists from both SBU and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) transferred the shark to the Southampton Marine Station for dissection. It was identified as a juvenile, male white shark less than two years old, based on its size and weight.
Blue Ocean Institute FellowDr. Demian Chapman, is leading a scientific research expedition in the Bahamian Shark Sanctuary. Chapman’s team is conducting groundbreaking research on the movements and behavior patterns of different shark species in an attempt to better understand and protect them.