Our lab manager, Cayman Adams, spent last week at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia learning how to use high performance liquid chromatography. We are excited to have her bring this technique back to our labs to increase the accuracy of our work.
Our field biologist, Justin Birkhoff, and UNF intern, Marcus Aquino, also are spending a little time on the road. Justin recently visited the Florida Aquarium, Tennessee Aquarium, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to talk about bamboo sharks, sand tiger sharks, and sawfish. He heads to the northeast next. Marcus is studying reproductive behavior and dominance in sand tiger sharks at Marineland.
Meanwhile, Linda and Lara are headed to Dallas Zoo this week to update breeding plans for a variety of species.