Field School Launches Miami Shark Project Initiative
NTOTA is proud to have supported Field School’s Miami Shark Project short movie highlighting their three-pronged mission. As a women-led science team, they are gathering data that supports the idea of a baby hammerhead shark nursery in Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. They are also working to create a Marine Protected Area (MPA) within Biscayne Bay, to lessen the destruction of marine eco-systems and marine life due to human impact. And their third goal is to foster the development and advancement of women in science.
Drs. Catherine McDonald and Julia Wester are the powerhouses behind this endeavor. We are huge fans of the entire Field School Team and are excited to be a part of the Miami Shark Project.
Please take a few minutes and watch the Miami Shark Project movie.
To learn even more, please read their recent open access publication on the identification of a great hammerhead nursery area through #ProjectBabyHammer, donate to support their research, or join their mailing list to be kept up-to-date on project progress and how you can help.