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Our biological research initiatives concerning sharks, skates and rays are numerous and diverse, ranging from studies on relative abundance and distribution, to systematics and evolutionary relationships. Diversity of chondrichthyan fishes is a major focus of research at the FPSR, where scientists are investigating anatomical, genetic and fossil data of numerous species.

Research projects also include basic and applied studies on the biology, ecology, and behavior of coastal and pelagic elasmobranchs. Opportunities are available for graduate and undergraduate students to become involved in ongoing shark research projects.