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Sand Tiger Shark Reproduction Workshop

On December 1 and 2, SEZARC co-hosted the Sand Tiger Shark Reproduction Workshop with the Florida Aquarium and Conservation Breeding Specialist Group at White Oak Conservation Holdings. The workshop was organized to bring together aquarium directors, managers, veterinarians, and researchers working on sand tiger shark reproduction in the U.S. and develop a long-term strategy to create a sustainable population of sand tiger sharks under managed care.  Thirty-eight attendees from 20 institutions broke-up into working groups to discuss husbandry and management, collaboration and education, communication, and research.  Actions necessary for establishing sustainable sand tiger shark populations under managed care and in the wild, supported by a professional network with the highest standards of research, care, welfare and communication, were enumerated.