The official Twitter account of the Florida Program for Shark Research (FPSR), home of the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the University of Florida.

Gainesville, FL
Joined August 2014
#sharkclues answer: It’s the Sailback Houndshark (Gogolia filewoodi). The diet & behavior of this shark is unknown. The only specimen was found at 239.5 ft. Check out more information at the link below and tune in next week for #sharkclues @FloridaMuseum fishbase.se/summary/5925
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It’s time for this week’s #sharkclues. In the first photo we see this shark's known distribution, though only a single specimen has ever been found. What's your guess? Let us know! #sharkclues #sharks #ISAF @FloridaMuseum
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In honor of #SharkWeek, let’s meet the 4 co-founders of @MISS_Elasmo, a nonprofit supporting women of color and gender minorities in #shark science. Today, President/CEO Jasmin Graham @Elasmo_Gal shares the story of how she discovered her love of sharks. invidious.fdn.fr/cBgWHy7IKhU
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As we start #SharkWeek, have you ever wondered why do hammerhead sharks have hammer-shaped heads? @gavinnaylor Director @UFsharkresearch, a scientist who has been studying sharks for almost 30 years tells us some surprising answers via @ConversationUS. bit.ly/3zvM8W9
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It's #sharkweek! How do you sort out the misinformation from real science? Check out our website and learn all about these amazing animals that's how! floridamuseum.ufl.edu/shark-…
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We are excited to see many of you in Spokane next week, but we understand that some of you cannot make it to the conference this year. So, we have decided to livestream the ASIH Board of Governors' Meeting (BOFG) and Business and Awards Meeting (BAAM).
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Sharks range in size from smaller than your arm, to bigger than a school bus! Do you know which sharks are the biggest? Dive in & learn about the 10 biggest shark species on earth: saveourseas.com/worldofshark… #sharkweek
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It's almost time for #AES2022 and I made Conference BINGO! The link has 30 different cards so please choose a random number and let Twitter know if you win! See you all in Spokane :) myfreebingocards.com/bingo-c…
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#sharkclues answer: It’s the floral banded wobbegong (Orectolobus floridus). Little is known about the smallest of the wobbegong sharks. Check out more information at the link below and tune in next week for #sharkclues @FloridaMuseum fishbase.in/summary/Orectolo…
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It’s time for this week’s #sharkclues. In the first photo, we see this species’ distinctive namesake pattern. Our second clue is this species is only found in Australia. What's your guess? Let us know! #sharkclues #sharks #ISAF @FloridaMuseum
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Recent increase in New York shark bites floridamuseum.ufl.edu/shark-…
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We’re doing other study and really want to understand what people think about sharks and other marine wildlife. Please help us out by sharing this survey with others. csulb.qualtrics.com/jfe/form…
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Yesss! My first replacement #shark skin denticle from the ADULT Pacific Spiny Dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) in a thin section of the adult chin skin. Adult replacement skin-teeth look identical to the first embryonic denticles. @MarineBiol_FHL @UFBiology @NSF #skinteeth #devbio🦷🦈
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Shark populations have plummeted by as much as 71% worldwide. They are in serious trouble and thanks to their life history characteristics (slow growing, late maturing, low fecundity), they are especially vulnerable to overexploitation cbsnews.com/news/global-shar…
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1) You might have seen that there have been a few #sharkbites in NY. There has also been a lot of fear and misinformation. Let's dive in and clear some things up 🧵
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The first Australian Ghost #shark embryo I've sectioned (not a shark, but a chimaera; Callorhinchus milii)! This is a test slide, but the images are incredible and show the (previously unseen) early developing lower jaw tooth-plate, not like shark teeth!👻🦈 #histology #chimaera
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"The odds of getting bit by a shark are a little less than 1 in 4 million, according to the International Shark Attack File." 🦈📉 Our specialist @gavinnaylor (@UFsharkresearch) spoke to @NPR about human + shark interactions: npr.org/2022/07/17/111194099…
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