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Necropsy Offers Rare Opportunity to Study White Shark Biology

An immature female white shark found on a beach in the Florida panhandle provided scientists the rare opportunity to collect valuable scientific data.
February 28, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A large shark on top of a tarp on a dock near the water, with three scientists standing nearby to examine it Heather Moncrief-Cox and researchers from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center examine the body of a deceased white shark. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Meaghan Emory

Debunking Common Shark Myths

We're taking a look at some common misconceptions surrounding shark populations and their management. Then we'll give you the facts to bust those myths.
July 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Lemon shark caught in GULFSPAN.jpg Previously tagged lemon shark Negaprion acutidens recaptured during survey

Celebrating 30 Years of Atlantic Shark Management

NOAA Fisheries is celebrating 30 years of managing Atlantic shark species.
July 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Graphic showing multiple shark species underwater.

Sharpen Your Shark Facts

Celebrate 30 years of federal Atlantic shark fisheries management with new fin-tastic shark facts each week this summer!
July 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of Great White Shark

Atlantic Sharks: 30 Years of Successes and Lessons

NOAA Fisheries has successfully managed Atlantic highly migratory sharks for 30 years. Learn about some of the challenges of assessing shark stocks and combatting misinformation about sharks.
July 13, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two blacktip sharks swimming Blacktip sharks. Credit: iStock.

2021 Coastal Survey Catches Nearly 2,500 Atlantic Sharks

Every two to three years, scientists capture and tag sharks along the southeast Atlantic coast to collect a variety of data. This year’s survey captured nearly 2,500 from 11 different shark species.
July 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
An approximately 3-foot-long small shark is laid belly down on the deck of a vessel by a scientist wearing thick rubber boots and gloves. The shark’s eye and top (dorsal) and side (pectoral) fins are clearly visible. The shark is light colored on its belly side and has a pattern of dark and light gray colors on its body that look like stripes. Small tiger shark captured for tagging and release 2021 Coastal Shark Survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Apex Predator Program.

Updated Shark Tagging Atlas Provides More Than 50 Years Of Tagging And Recapture Data

A citizen science program more than 50 years old has shed new light on the movements and distribution patterns of dozens of species of sharks.
January 31, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Cape Cod Seals and Sharks: Shared Traits and Top 10 Facts

Seals and sharks in Cape Cod waters have some things in common, but other facts may surprise you.
August 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Seals at the waters edge.

NOAA Hollings Scholar Takes a Bite Out of White Shark Research

Student helps NOAA Fisheries advance our knowledge of young-of-the-year white shark habitat usage.
July 31, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Together Again: White Sharks and Gray Seals Off Cape Cod

After decades without seeing many, Cape Codders now easily find seals and sharks together in warmer months.
July 31, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of seals and sharks off Chatham, MA.