Voyage to the White Shark Café

Cruise Log

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Saildrone ~ Video Update

Dr. Bruce Robison is the author of more than a hundred scientific papers on a wide range of organisms from fishes, squids and jellies, to...

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White Shark Voyage Wrap Up Video ~ Video Update

"This research cruise is actually a beginning in which we are going to go out, offer the opportunity for policy changes that protect a region...

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Micronekton: On The Dinner Menu

In all of the world’s oceans, billions of small animals commute between their daytime habitat - 200 to 1,000 meters deep- and their nighttime feeding...

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SOI / Monika Naranjo Gonzalez

The Smaller Inhabitants ~ Video Update

At various points in the café, the team has been doing net tows, gathering specimens to quantify small swimming animals - from 2-20cm long. "They...

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SOI / Monika Naranjo Gonzalez

The Peanut Butter Layer

It is early in the morning and the day is barely starting for most of those on R/V Falkor - but not for Dr. Amanda Netburn or...

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Beyond the Visible (Part II)

The comparative aspect of the census techniques we are employing is an important aspect of this cruise. For example, we are running both eDNA and...

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Monika

Pop-Up Tags ~ Video Update

"When we get the tag back, it has second-by-second behavioral data and environmental data describing what the white sharks do." As the #WhiteSharkVoyage recovers more...

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Beyond the Visible (Part I)

The eDNA team’s role on the Voyage to the White Shark Café expedition is not to look for any organisms themselves, but instead to use what...

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Saildrone ~ Video Update

“I think that that what we will see as the platform matures, people will be flocking in and recognizing there is more and more and...

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You Are What You Eat

Decades of tagging white sharks in the eastern Pacific have taught us that large white sharks are more of an oceanic pelagic fish than a coastal one....

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Integrated Ocean Observing System Animal Telemetry Network (IOOS ATN)

Techniques and Technology ~ Video Update

"Our mission is to analyze this unique location from every angle in order to decipher how this system works and why the white sharks leave...

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The Largest Living Space on Earth

It is 0730 and the water is calm in the Café. The Baited Remote Underwater Cameras have been deployed, and it is now time for...

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A Birthday Gift: Pop-Up Satellite Tagged White Sharks

I have been dreaming about this day for a long time. I arrived at the White Shark Café region – about halfway between Hawaii and...

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First Tags Surfacing ~ Video Update

"It is one of those moments that we have been building towards this whole time. We put out nearly 40 tags hoping that the sharks...

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What Goes on Underwater

“There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize...

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The Wild West

It has taken Principal Investigator Dr. Barbara Block and her team three years to plan this voyage; she has been thinking about it for more...

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