Entries in #marine (2)

Tuesday
Mar212017

Shark  Dive

It might be all about community projects over here in Suva but given the opportunity to get in the water with some fish I absolutely will snap it up!

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Thursday
Dec102015

Hammerhead Shark Dissection 

After more than two months in Fiji I have done some pretty amazing things. From swimming with bull sharks and sea turtles to fish surveying and hammerhead shark tagging. I have learned an incredible amount of information about all aspects of the marine environment and ecosystem.


Most recently though I was able to learn and assist in a hammerhead shark dissection at The University of the South Pacific along with other volunteers Sarah and Lyndsay. Never having dissected a shark before, this was an awesome experience, especially after working with USP's baby scalloped hammerhead shark tagging project.

Sarah, Lyndsay, and I all learned how to properly dissect and remove the stomach from the baby hammerheads and identify and weigh the stomach contents. In addition, we learned how to collect tissue and spine samples for testing and further research.

After an amazing trip here in Fiji, this shark dissection was a memorable way to end my last few weeks. I can't wait to see what adventures come my way next!

By Lena Block - Fantasy Gap Year Volunteer

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