Sharks in Our Backyard: The resurgence of sand tiger sharks in New England

THU, APR 20, 2017 (1:09:22)

Despite their scary appearance, sand tiger sharks are docile ocean animals that pose no real threat to humans. Although it has a rich history in New England, this species has declined due to threats like overfishing, and was rarely observed in our region during recent decades. However, a significant number of juvenile sand tigers returned to local waters in the last five to 10 years. Come learn about the biology, conservation, and fascinating resurgence of this species in our own backyard.

+ BIO: Dr. Jeff Kneebone

Jeff Kneebone is an Associate Scientist studying shark life at the New England Aquarium.

+ BIO: Dr. Julie Cavin

Dr. Julie Cavin is currently an Associate Veterinarian at the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. Julie graduated from FSU in 2001 with a degree in Biological Sciences with a Certificate in Living Marine Resources Ecology. She received her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, and then completed a veterinary internship at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. She was a research and office assistant for Drs. Coleman and Koenig during her time at FSU, and was a recipient of the William and Lenore Mote Endowment. She has authored and co-authored numerous papers and given multiple presentations and lectures. She also teaches fish medicine to the veterinary students at Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine and co-teaches sea turtle medicine to students in the Aquavet I summer program at Cornell University.

New England Aquarium