What is unclear is if this means that whale shark gills are also marketed for medicinal purposes,' says Professor Mahmood Shivji, Director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute
, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, and co-author of the research, 'or if this finding is just a case of surreptitious substitution in the gill markets.
The study, using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute
(GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues, shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is considerably higher than previously estimated from catches reported by fishermen.
It is home to the three prominent institutions: National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI), Guy Harvey Research Institute
(GHRI), and the Save Our Seas Shark Center (SOSSC).
These experiences include such memorable and unforgettable trips like shark tagging with the Guy Harvey Research Institute
, dolphin swims, art therapy programs, discover scuba diving programs and so much more.
The work was led by the Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Centre and the Guy Harvey Research Institute
The resulting "log" as fishing crews refer to a stripped-down carcass, "can be very difficult to identify by species" notes Mahmood Shivji of Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute
in Dania Beach, Fla.
Artist of the Sea artists support the efforts of fellow marine life artist and marine biologist Harvey, who, according to Yaffe, works to protect the oceans and their inhabitants through the Guy Harvey Research Institute