Thursday, June 06, 2013

Tiger Sharks and trophic Cascades!

Great stuff!
Check this out.

Yes the Heithaus labs have done it again!
The full paper is here, and here is the press release.

The take-away message?
  • Tiger Sharks are badass
  • The effects of these large Sharks are much broader than the direct regulation of their prey populations via predation and scavenging - they can also mediate behavioral responses that benefit the ecosystem
  • That's another reason why they should be protected, possibly all the way to restoring depleted stocks
  • When producing a PSA, make sure u got more than one video clip of your target species :)

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