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Sharks Make Sense

April 29, 2020

Chris Flight, NOAA’s Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Dauphin Island, AL

Sharks are some of the most successful predators in the ocean. There are hundreds of different species that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Have you ever wondered what makes them so good at what they do? We will examine several different species of sharks, talk about the variety of senses that sharks use to find their food, and get up close and personal with the jaws of one of the most common sharks swimming around Mobile Bay Alabama. (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

Resources to access at home:

» OCEARCH Tracker Page – This map of tagged sharks shows you real-time, up to date locations on a variety of tagged sharks
» Dauphin Island Sea Lab archived Facebook Live Events– These videos cover a variety of topics. Some examples are, stingrays, alligators, crustaceans, lionfish, and many more!
» Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – This site lists all of the AWSC shark enrichment programs during school closures.
» Shark vocabulary that Chris used during his webinar.
» NOAA story: 12 Shark Facts that May Surprise You