Shark Depredation in Guam
We’re covering the the rising problem of shark depredation—when sharks eat fish off the line before fishers can secure their catch, which raises costs and stresses fisheries. Together, fishers and shark researchers are working to better understand shark behavior and develop strategies that lessen shark depredation.
We head to the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, where fishers from Guam and Saipan gathered for a week-long workshop with Shark Lab researchers—to gain hands-on experience in shark handling techniques and learn to use advanced tagging technology to map shark movements.
Watch related the episode: Shark and Tuna Tagging
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- Activity: Goldfish Party!
- Weird Science: Compare Your Sense of Smell to a Shark’s Sense of Smell
- Grades 6-12: Behavior and Sensory Systems
- Activity: Fish Adaptations to the Environment
- Activity: Fish Behavior
- Compare-Contrast-Connect: Comparing Different Classes of Fish: Sharks versus Bony Fishes
- Tagging Lesson
- Sharks 4 Kids Curriculum
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute: Tag Youʻre It Lesson
- Sharks Pacific: How and Why We Tag Sharks
- Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB)
- HIMB Shark Lab
- Guam Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR)
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- Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (West Pac)
- Micronesian Conservation Coalition
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- Tasi to Table
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- One Love GUd Vibes Charters
- IKKO Fishing and Ritidian Eco Beach Resort
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Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.