Oceans of Opportunity

In the Field: Summertime Blues

In Fall 2008, an OO field team, joined by Dr. Brad Wetherbee from the University of Rhode Island, ventured more than 30 miles off of the Rhode Island coast to document and interact with the local sharks found off our shores. The northeast US provides a haven for many transient shark species, and this expedition sought to bring their remarkable story back to the Ocean State. Stay tuned to the December 2008 issue of RI Monthly Magazine for more.

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  1. A colleague and friend Shara Teter photographed the 2008 Oak Bluffs Shark Tournament on Martha's Vineyard. The article featuring her photography can be found here:

    Shara's article

    Her work captures the saddening realities of the impacts of recreational shark fishing on these local species.

  2. August 17th…finally here. After a cancellation from last week we are extremely eager to head offshore tomorrow morning. The weather looks fantastic, cameras are juiced up, and I'm doing my best to get a few hours sleep before heading out at 430AM.

  3. What a day! Despite sleep deprived doubts at the last minute, the ride out was packed with conversation and anticipation of what lay ahead. Hours of chumming, a few dark humored remarks, and a lurking Minke Whale- all added to a crescendo of my shortest 90-minute underwater experience to date. Swimming with these electric-blue beauties is an adventure that leaves an instant impact that deserves countless hours of reflection. The shared curiousity between diver and pelagic is something special that I regret has not been encountered by more of us.

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