SOUTH FLORIDA, USA: RARE PICTURES have been captured of 600-pound hammerhead sharks being tagged and released by a dedicated team of seafaring boffins. Pictures show marine researchers from the University of Miami’s Shark Research Lab hooking the fearsome 20-foot long sea monster, subduing the beast stroking and holding, before hauling their living catch and tagging the Great Hammerhead and Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. The nine-strong team of scientists and students was tasked with studying the effects of shark catch and release fishing on these magnificent sea creatures. Wildlife fine art pho

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SOUTH FLORIDA, USA: RARE PICTURES have been captured of 600-pound hammerhead sharks being tagged and released by a dedicated team of seafaring boffins. Pictures show marine researchers from the University of Miami’s Shark Research Lab hooking the fearsome 20-foot long sea monster, subduing the beast stroking and holding, before hauling their living catch and tagging the Great Hammerhead and Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. The nine-strong team of scientists and students was tasked with studying the effects of shark catch and release fishing on these magnificent sea creatures. Wildlife fine art pho
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SOUTH FLORIDA, USA: RARE PICTURES have been captured of 600-pound hammerhead sharks being tagged and released by a dedicated team of seafaring boffins. Pictures show marine researchers from the University of Miami’s Shark Research Lab hooking the fearsome 20-foot long sea monster, subduing the beast stroking and holding, before hauling their living catch and tagging the Great Hammerhead and Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. The nine-strong team of scientists and students was tasked with studying the effects of shark catch and release fishing on these magnificent sea creatures. Wildlife fine art photographer Christine Shepard (26) was on board the research expedition in South Florida and the Bahamas. Lead scientist Dr Austin Gallagher’s study has shown Hammerheads to be the most vulnerable species to recreational fishing in that region.
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