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The Watermen Project

Our team has put a lot of effort into studying the great hammerhead sharks around Bimini together with Bimini Biological Field Station - Sharklab. The collaborative project has revealed long distance migrations along the US Florida coast, thousands of kilometers away from this small island in The Bahamas. Big questions remain around shark ecology and movements, and our team is determined to continue using their freediving abilities to contribute to shark conservation and research. While it is amazing that we have access to these sharks now and everyone can enjoy pictures of these incredible creatures, we have to be careful about the false sense of security we may get from social media. Just because you see thousands of pictures of great hammerheads, doesn't mean that there are actually thousands of great hammerheads that you can dive with or are left in our oceans. And just because there are many people diving with sharks in locations all over the world, does not mean that we know everything about them - far from it. It is hammerhead season in Bimini right now and the research efforts of Tristan Leonard Guttridge and his team at the SharkLab continue. If you are interested in reading more about the great hammerheads, check the recent publication of our study revealing some amazing results from our project: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00003/full #hammerhead #greathammerhead #hammerheadshark #study #shark #freediving #science #ocean #conservation #nature #uwphotography #wildlifephotography #animals #diving #expedition #adventure
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