LAMAVE is thrilled to announce their latest collaboration with Blood Red Clothing. Blood Red® designs, develops and produces innovative and functional clothing and accessories for sailing and watersports. Creativity is at the core of the brand and like LAMAVE, it is a young team of people who share a mutual passion that drives the company. Read More
Guest author: Alice Forrest The Large Marine Vertebrate Project (LAMAVE) team up with Shark Defenders to protect sharks & rays worldwide LAMAVE have joined forces with Shark Defenders in the campaign for better global protection and management of shark and ray species. Assessments of 480 species of sharks by the International Union for Conservation of Read More
The whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus) is one of the most widespread species across the indo-pacific coral reefs. As their name suggests they have white tips on their caudal (tail) fins and dorsal fins. Unlike some of the other sharks who need to constantly swim to breath, the whitetip can pump water through its gills and therefore spends most of the day resting on the sea floor or inside caves. When darkness falls that is when the whitetip becomes most active, a time when fish are sleeping and there are opportunities to strike. Occasionally multiple individuals cover every possible exit of a pray to corner it, but ultimately the whitetip hunts for itself and is in competition with the other individuals. ... See MoreSee Less
To mark #sharkweek the Discovery Channel will be showing a program called #sharkplanet at 9pm (US) on the 9th of July.
Shark Planet, is a BBC co-production and it reveals the global world of the shark rarely seen before with the most up to date technology! It's a second take on #BBCShark which premiered in the UK this May. Our own Dr Alessandro Ponzo (pictured) featured in the BBC Shark version, and while we are not 100% sure if scientists will feature in the American Shark Planet version, we think you should have a watch anyway!
The footage is insane and the team behind the production are remarkable.
We've had a great season this year. We started work in two new project sites, continued work in three of our original sites, aced our first crowd funding campaign (thanks guys!) and had the opportunity of working with some great people and testing and deploying a number of different tags. The team is now getting ready for some good old data analysis! #getyourgeekon ... See MoreSee Less