Contact: Stephanie Johnson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Caption: Alistair Dove, director of Research & Conservation at Georgia Aquarium and an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech, found that the major difference between healthy and unhealthy sharks was the concentration of homarine in their in serum--indicating that homarine is a useful biomarker of health status for the species.
Credit: Georgia Aquarium
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