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.

via Warmer Weather Means More Sharks.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular 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 comment on “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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