Dr. Patrick Rice is on location with the BBC (again!) at South Bimini demonstrating chemical shark repellents. Please stay tuned for dates on when this segment will air.
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Oct. 31 – News from the front: The latest PolyShark trial produced over a 60% reduction in shark catch on the last voyage. PolyShark is SharkDefense’s time-release gustatory repellent, which repels sharks from longline gear but does not affect bony fish catch. This work is being conducted under the NOAA Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).
May 20, 2013 – There is another doctor in the house! SharkDefense partner Eric M. Stroud was conferred a Ph.D. in Chemistry and was hooded by his advisor, Dr. James Hanson, at Seton Hall University. His dissertation was: “Elucidation and delivery of elasmobranch necromones”. Eric was summa cum laude, gave the graduate address, 4.0 GPA, […]
April 1, 2013 – Not an April Fool’s Joke! Our two-headed bull shark embryo now has its own peer-reviewed publication and has gone viral! Many thanks to Dr. Michael Wagner from MSU for leading the imaging studies and the paper. The shark was sold privately and raised funds for SharkDefense’s continuing work with shark conservation.
February 5, 2013 – Our first publication on shark semiochemicals, aka “necromones” has been accepted in Ocean & Coastal Management. The title is: “Chemical shark repellent: Myth or fact? The effect of a shark necromone on shark feeding behavior.”. This paper represents five years of analytical chemistry and field work. and is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569113000161