Pregnant Tiger Shark Expedition 2021

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UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF THE SABA BANK: DCNA TIGER SHARK EXPEDITION 2021

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Saba Bank: DCNA Tiger Shark Expedition 2021


July 31st – August 7th, 2021 – For the first time on the Saba Bank, an expedition team was able to successfully assess the shark diversity by attaching five satellite tags and confirming pregnancy stages by ultrasound of two species of sharks. This research advancement resulted in assessing 56 sharks, including 16 Tiger sharks with one confirmed early-stage pregnancy, and the first tagged male in the region. These details inform us that the Saba Bank’s important role in the shark populations of the North-Eastern and wider Caribbean Region have yet to be unlocked. This information is crucial to better protect sharks within the Dutch Caribbean’s Yarari Marine Mammal and Shark Sanctuary as well as beyond.

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UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF THE SABA BANK: DCNA TIGER SHARK EXPEDITION 2021

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Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten Waters

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Ayumi Kuramae, Science Coordinator of Saba Conservation Foundation tells us all about the research methods used in tagging Tiger Sharks and why we do what we do!

Tadzio Bervoets, DCNA Director gives an overview of the Tiger Shark Expedition 2021

Expedition 2021 Photos

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Photo credit © Daniel Norwood

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Photo credit © Daniel Norwood (all rights reserved)

Photo credit © Daniel Norwood (all rights reserved)

Photo credit © Daniel Norwood (all rights reserved)

Photo credit © Daniel Norwood (all rights reserved)

Tagged Tiger Shark

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Shark Training Session in St. Maarten

Gear Preparation

Shark Training in St. Maarten

Day 1

Shark Training in St. Maarten

Day 2

Shark Training in St. Maarten

First Dutch Caribbean Camera Tag placed on Tiger Shark

Shark Training in St. Maarten

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