Dead Bull Sharks Provide Answers For Dauphin Island Scientists
(Click to enlarge) Dead sharks found near Dauphin Island Parkway (Credit: Sterling Jovan Williams / Facebook)
A few weeks after dozens of dead bull sharks were found tangled in a gill net near Dauphin Island Parkway, scientists at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab are learning a lot from them. Shark expert Dr. Marcus Drymon and his team collected 57 discarded carcasses and say the sharks were only a few weeks old because the umbilical cord attachment was still visible on their stomachs.
(From WKRG / by Emily DeVoe)– Drymon says that with the sharks being so young, it gives them enough evidence to believe Mobile Bay is most likely a primary nursery for the species, but they’re still trying to figure out when the females are swimming into the bay. Read the full story »