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There’s a bit of a pardox of public opinion regarding the effectiveness of spiny dogfish as predators. Depend on who you ask, they’re either forming a swimming wall of teeth annihilating everything in their path or they’re weak scavengers, poor excuses for sharks. This much-maligned species gets the double-whammy of both being a pest and […]
Spiny dogfish have had a long history of interactions with humans. These sharks, once reviled as pests, became valued food fish (particularly in Europe), were declared overfished, rebounded much more quickly than expected, and are now targeted by a certified sustainable fishery on the U.S. east coast. All of this has not happened without controversy, […]
So I had originally intended to have a mini-blitz of material posted during Shark Week involving some of the topics that slip under the Shark Week radar, but for some reason technical difficulties arose that prevented me from successfully posting. Also, in the middle of that I attended the annual AFS meeting in Quebec, which […]
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