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Dive into marine science topics with the Ocean Expert Exchange series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and the ANGARI Foundation. Join us on these virtual experiences to deepen your knowledge of the marine world through livestream on Zoom and YouTube.
Learn about population dynamics and geographic population structure of large predators, with a particular focus on oceanic whitetip sharks. More specifically how the combination of genetics and tracking is used to understand more about this critically endangered species with the hopes of aiding in the recovery plan.
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Topic: Oceanic Whitetip Shark Research & Conservation
Speaker: Candace Fields, Florida International University
Candace Fields: Originally from The Bahamas, Candace is a Ph.D. student at Florida International University under the joint supervision of Drs. Demian Chapman and Yannis Papastamatiou. After earning her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, she spent two years at the Cape Eleuthera Institute in The Bahamas as a key member on the pelagic research team. Candace is passionate about shark conservation and being a Bahamian advocate for the protection and importance of sharks and rays in The Bahamas.
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Spring Series Schedule:
Mar. 1 – Oceanic Whitetip Shark Research & Conservation
Apr. 5 – Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in the Caribbean
May 3 – Discovery of Potential Cancer Therapeutics From Marine Organisms
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