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Contact: Barbra Gonzalez
barbgo@rsmas.miami.edu
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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Towed-Diver Survey of Sharks

Caption: Using an innovative survey method, called "towed-diver surveys," involve paired SCUBA divers recording shark sightings while towed behind a small boat. This approach was designed specifically for the census of large, highly mobile reef fishes including sharks.

Credit: Marc Nadon

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