RESEARCH

Scientific research to guide conservation efforts.

We work collaboratively with researchers that study sharks, sea turtles, manatees and other key indicator species in an effort to understand how to best manage populations and their critical habitats.
Florida Keys Shark Research

Florida Keys Shark Research

Our goal is to assess the distribution and abundance of elasmobranch species (sharks, skates, rays) in the Northern Florida Keys.

White Shark Project

White Shark Project

The objective of the White Shark Project is to confirm the presence and abundance of white sharks in the North Atlantic.

OFI Citizen Science Project

OFI Citizen Science Project

We hope to engage divers all over the world in the process of scientific data collection through a free and open access database.

Publications

Enhanced Visual Fields in Hammerhead Sharks

McComb, D.M., Tricas, T., Kajiura, S.M. 2009. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212:4010-4018.

Nearshore fish assemblage dynamics in southern Lake Michigan: 1984–2016

Malinowski, C.R., J.C. Doll and T.O. Höök (2022) Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Visual fields of four batoid fishes: a comparative study.

McComb, D.M., and S.M. Kajiura. 2008. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211:482-490.

Temporal resolution and spectral sensitivity of the visual system of three coastal shark species from different light environments.

McComb, D.M., Frank, T.M., Hueter, R.E., Kajiura, S.M. 2010. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 83:299-307 (with cover).

Comparative visual function in predatory fishes from the Indian River Lagoon.

McComb, D.M., Frank, T.M., Horodysky, A.Z., Kajiura, S.M. 2013. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 86: 285- 297.