Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shark Lab 5/28

So. Many. Sharks. Everywhere. On the floor. On the tables. In buckets. In jars. Everywhere.

This afternoon (1-5 PM) was dedicated to just working on cataloging species. Yes, 4 hours of classifying dead sharks reeking of alcohol. It was fun until you started feeling the effects of the strong stench of alcohol in the room. I have to admit that I got a little light-headed after a few hours.

We classified a lot more than 3 specimens today! We classified I think 16 today. Yeah, be amazed. We were flying through those things. And we still have around 40 to go...

Cownosed ray

Sharpnose sevengill shark

Atalantic sharpnose shark

Sandbar shark

Atlantic guitarfish

Atlantic stingray

Scalloped hammerhead shark

Bancroft's numbfish

Chain catshark

Finetooth shark

Spiny dogfish

Spinner shark

Southern stingray

Silky shark

Tiger shark (smallest tiger shark I've ever seen; it was so cute)

Gulper shark

Phew, that was a doozy. Those were the specimens from today! I hope you get a kick out of them! Many, many more to come.

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