UNE Marine Science students travel to Mississippi to study sharks in the Gulf Coast

Students from UNE study sharks off the Gulf Coast

June 09, 2017

The students studied a hammerhead, a difficult shark to capture
The students studied a hammerhead, a difficult shark to capture
The class examines how fish respond physiologically to climate change and other human induced stress
The class examines how fish respond physiologically to climate change and other human induced stress

Students with the Sulikowski Shark and Fish Research Lab and the University of New England Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences traveled to Mississippi with Professor James Sulikowski, Ph.D., to study sharks off the Gulf Coast.

The trip is part of a trawl course Sulikowski teaches that gives students the opportunity to study at the Gulf Coast Research Lab. They examine how fish respond physiologically to climate change and other human induced stress, such as capture.

This year, the class captured and studied a tiger shark as well as a hammerhead. “These sharks are unique and difficult to find,” said Sulikowski. “For most of these students, that was a once in a life time experience.”

To learn more about the University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences, visit www.une.edu/research/msc

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

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