NBC10 Boston has teamed up with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to bring you a series that explores the world of sharks in New England.
Think you know everything about sharks off Cape Cod? See what NBC10 Boston and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy have in store for you this summer.
We kick things off with a look into shark research with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's research scientist Megan Winton. Hear how we could soon get a whole new perspective on sharks with exciting new technology.
Shark skin may not be as rough as you think and shark poop can be quite shocking. Marianne Long is the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's Education Director and she has some thoughts on shark conservation (and plenty shark facts at her disposal.)
Wayne Davis is a pilot and photographer that currently flies around Cape Cod looking for great white sharks. His fish spotting skills are invaluable to shark research, and Wayne loves to see the ocean from his unique point of view. Hear some stories from a man who has been working over the ocean for decades.
Married couple Chris and Monique Fallows have been studying a special area in South Africa where sharks can often be seen jumping out of the water. For over 20 years, they have captured photos and data on this unique phenomenon. Hear why this breaching occurs so much in their area, and how sharks came into play for their first date.
Dr. Greg Skomal is a shark biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the face of shark research in Cape Cod during shark season. We talked about his decades of research into ocean life, dealing with media feeding frenzies and raising a family. (Collaboration with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy)
Nan-Sea? Cool Beans? Sharks in Cape Cod have been given a long list of unique names based on their looks, encounters and even memories of loved ones. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's research scientist, Megan Winton, explains their process for identifying sharks and shares some very special stories from the oddest names.
Seals play a major role in a shark's diet and the culture around these predators in Cape Cod. Researcher Andrea Bogomolni is studying seals to learn more about how they fit into our ecosystem. Learn more about what her research is finding, and why we should all agree that ticks are worse than sharks.
NOAA shark researcher Lisa Natanson digs into sharks to learn more about how they age and reproduce. We talk about some of the strange things she has found inside, and get into the weird development of shark babies
Shark sightings and encounters grab the headlines, but there is so much more going on in the world of sharks. Research scientist Megan Winton talks about how statistics are essential in figuring out the "shark puzzle."