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Sharks Unknown with Jasmin Graham

Shark scientist Jasmin Graham travels to shark hotspots in North America to interview her scientist peers and research collaborators. Jasmin and her guests investigate little-known shark species and use cutting-edge technology to solve mysteries about shark biology and ecology. This series showcases the next generation of shark scientists who exemplify the growing diversity in shark science.

This Gigantic Shark is a Huge Mystery

10m 54s

Jasmin joins PhD student and Minorities In Shark Sciences co-founder Jaida Elcock on her mission to find and tag a massive and mysterious shark: the basking shark. It won’t be easy, so an international collaboration with friends in Ireland might hold some answers.

Episodes

  • This Gigantic Shark is a Huge Mystery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    This Gigantic Shark is a Huge Mystery

    S1 E6 - 10m 54s

    Jasmin joins PhD student and Minorities In Shark Sciences co-founder Jaida Elcock on her mission to find and tag a massive and mysterious shark: the basking shark. It won’t be easy, so an international collaboration with friends in Ireland might hold some answers.

  • The New Technology Changing How We Track Sharks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The New Technology Changing How We Track Sharks

    S1 E4 - 14m 37s

    Jasmin Graham visits shark researcher and data analyst, Apryl Boyle, at El Porto Beach, California to learn about the work she’s done to help surfers become community scientists. Find out what we can learn from Environmental DNA (eDNA), how it’s analyzed, and how it can be used for conservation management practices.

  • How Does a Record-Breaking Ocean Heat Wave Impact Sharks?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Does a Record-Breaking Ocean Heat Wave Impact Sharks?

    S1 E3 - 12m 5s

    Jasmin Graham teams up with Weathered host, Maiya May, to search for sharks in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. With shark researchers, Deborah Azevedo and Hannah Medd, as their guides, Jasmin and Maiya discuss the impacts of July’s ocean heatwave on sharks and what future events like this one might mean for these cold-blooded creatures.

  • Something Strange Is Happening With These Leopard Sharks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Something Strange Is Happening With These Leopard Sharks

    S1 E2 - 13m 9s

    Shark scientists Jasmin Graham, A-bel Gong, and Andrew Nosal head over to La Jolla to investigate a natural “shark spa.” This unique part of the California coast is a favorite spot for leopard sharks and guitarfish. After studying them from afar, the team is heading out to check on the health of these elasmobranchs and see if they can gain insight into a new, strange behavior.

  • Shark "Traffic Jam": Inside a Biscayne Bay Shark Survey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shark "Traffic Jam": Inside a Biscayne Bay Shark Survey

    S1 E1 - 12m 2s

    Jasmin joins PhD student Amani Webber-Schultz on a shark biodiversity survey off the coast of Miami. They are leading a workshop for Diversifying Ocean Sciences, an initiative to provide research experience to women and gender minorities of color. At sea, the students race to capture and release as many sharks as possible in order to provide data for long-term studies of Biscayne Bay’s ecosystem.

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