Shark Tagging in Miami
The Mount Olive High School's Loggerhead ROV team traveled down to the University of Miami last month to take part in their Shark Research & Conservation (SRC) program tagging sharks! The team spent the day on Biscayne Bay assisting the SRC program with gathering valuable data for their ongoing research project. While onboard, they learned from University of Miami's Shark Researchers about the state of shark populations, why sharks are important to our oceans, how SRC research is answering key questions about ocean ecosystems, and how the research is conducted during the excursion. Once the boat arrived at the designated fishing spot, our students began deploying the fishing gear. Even at the height of action, when the team caught a shark, the students were responsible for taking a variety of measurements and samples, under the attentive guidance of SRC scientists and interns. The whole day was an interactive, empowering, and rewarding experience for all involved! It was an amazing day for all of our students! Go Loggerheads!