UM: Scientists Study Predator-Prey Behavior Between Sharks and Turtles

UM: Scientists Study Predator-Prey Behavior Between Sharks and Turtles

UM: Scientists Study Predator-Prey Behavior Between Sharks and Turtles

MIAMI – A new collaborative study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science & Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy examined predator-prey interactions between tiger sharks and sea turtles off the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean.

The research team used long-term satellite tagging data from large tiger sharks and adult female loggerhead sea turtles, common prey of tiger sharks, to examine their movement patterns and evaluate if turtles modify their behaviors to reduce their chances of a shark attack when turtle and shark home ranges overlapped.

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