Warmer Weather Means More Sharks

DSN’s very own para_sight is on the Weather Channel with Meteorologist Julie Martin discussing several sightings of great white sharks off the coast of the Northeast and whether warmer temperatures may be to blame.

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Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

One Reply to “Warmer Weather Means More Sharks”

  1. They only used tiny parts of a much larger conversation in which I stressed that any recent climate-related changes are probably swamped by an overwhelming trend of decrease due to overhardvesting. I also stressed that the chances of being bitten were vanishingly tiny, but they left that bit out too. Lesson learned…

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