Off to dig at Punta Cana

STRI pre-doctoral fellow Erin Dillon talks about the start of the sampling day at Punta Cana and how she hopes to discover shark dermal denticles in the reef sediments.

This region is massively developed tourist destination with its own private airport. Few sharks are officially reported on the reefs here but fisherman claim to catch hammerheads. If there are many hammerheads that are avoiding surveys the sediments in the reef should preserve their denticles…

Photos to follow soon

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