Shark Week

For the second consecutive year, University of New England marine biologist Dr. James Sulikowski was featured on an episode of the Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week series.

In an episode entitled "Shark Vortex," airing July 24 at 8 p.m., Sulikowski joined Massachusetts shark biologist Dr. Greg Skomal and cinematographer Joe Romeiro to study the porbeagle, a large, predatory, warm-blooded shark species closely related to the white shark. Portions of the episode were shot right here on UNE's ocean-front Biddeford Campus and along the coast of Maine. 

Shark Vortex

July 24, 2017 at 8 p.m. 
The Discovery Channel

Each summer the Gulf Stream pushes north into the waters of southern New England, bringing with it thirty species of shark. Greg Skomal and Joe Romeiro study the annual spectacle, focusing on three sharks — makos, great whites, and porbeagles — that can out-swim, out-think, and out-compete all the others.

UNE Shark Research with James Sulikowski


Go shark fishing with Dr. Sulikowski and a team of students.

UNE on Shark Week: Professor James Sulikowski


James describes his experience on Shark Week 2017.