Smithsonian - Do Sharks Really Have Personalities?
For a little over a year, Jean-Sebastien Finger has been trying to find out whether sharks have personalities. Personality, by its very name, seems to apply only to a person, e.g., a human. But can a shark actually be shy? Social? A risk-taker? Fierce or mellow?
The Independent - From zoology degree to shark photographer
He started his zoology degree in rainy Manchester, but now CJ Crooks is head of media at the world-renowned Sharklab in the Bahamas
National Geographic - Sharks Have Social Networks, Learn From Friends
Lemon sharks are able to make and maintain social networks, despite the lack of Facebook and Twitter—and learn from their interactions, according to recent research.
The Miami Herald, Outdoors: Scientists studying why lemon sharks aren’t in South Florida this winter
JUPITER -- Sheryl Crow’s Grammy-winning song, “All I wanna do is have some fun ...” played ironically on the sound system as shark scientist Steve Kessel and four field technicians lassoed a nine-foot male hammerhead shark splashing and writhing in the water beside their 26-foot boat.
BBC Nature - In Pictures: Tracking hammerheads
Great hammerhead sharks appear around the islands of Bimini in the Bahamas during the first few months of the year. Biologists have been tagging the endangered animals in an effort to understand more about the behaviour of these mysterious creatures, which can grow up to 6m long.
BBC Nature: Lemon Sharks 'Learn' Skills by Watching Each Other
Lemon sharks have the ability to learn from each other's behaviour, scientists have found.
The team compared the performance of inexperienced juvenile sharks working with both trained and untrained partners.
The results showed that sharks working with trained partners could complete tasks more quickly and successfully.
The study is thought to...
Living on Earth interview with Dr. Gruber
Sharks hold a special, dark corner in the English language. We’ve maligned this apex predator into all sorts of monstrous metaphors, but what do the sharks in water have in common with the sharks in speech? Living on Earth’s Ike Sriskandarajah compares the shark science with the sayings.
National Geographic: Explorers Journal
We are pleased to announced that this week’s explorer is Samuel “Doc” Gruber, a shark expert who received funding from National Geographic in 2009 for his research on adult lemon sharks. As owner and director of the Bimini Biological Field Station located in Bimini, Bahamas, Gruber offers marine...
CBS 4 Miami: Sharks: The Fight To Keep Them Alive
MIAMI (CBS4) – Just 50 miles off the coast of Bimini the waters are teaming with sharks.
Sharks that need human protection. At the center of that effort is Dr. Samuel Gruber, a professor at the University of Miami’s Rosential School for Marine and Atmospheric Science and director...