Wells Shark Biology and Fisheries Lab

About the Lab

Research in the Shark Biology and Fisheries Science lab is centered on obtaining a better understanding of the biology and ecology of sharks and bony fishes throughout marine ecosystems. The diversity of marine habitats currently studied includes an offshore to inshore continuum ranging from offshore open ocean systems, continental shelves, nearshore reefs, to estuarine seascapes. Current research themes focus on habitat use, movement dynamics, trophic ecology, life history information, and anthropogenic impacts to fishery resources. The ultimate goal of the applied research is to provide the necessary information to aid in the conservation and sustainability of these valuable resources.



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