Sea Talk Video - Dogfish Sharks

Sharks are an often misunderstood but very important component of the marine ecosystem. Delaware Bay is a nursery area for many shark species including the smooth dogfish shark, which is one of the most common both in the bay and along the Atlantic Coast. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Episode Script

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

Sharks are an often misunderstood but very important component of the marine ecosystem. Delaware Bay is a nursery area for many shark species including the smooth dogfish shark, which is one of the most common both in the bay and along the Atlantic Coast. Measuring in with an average adult length of three to four feet, smooth dogfish sharks aren’t intimidating in size. In fact, their teeth are small and flat and are designed to crush food such as crabs, shrimp, and lobsters.

To increase public understanding of sharks, the Delaware Sea Grant has produced a colorful educational bulletin that includes a three-dimensional Dogfish Shark Model, which children or adults can assemble in approximately 15 minutes. Learn more at d-e-seagrant-dot-org.

This is SeaTalk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and this station.

SeaTalk- Dogfish Sharks

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