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Celebrating NOAA Southeast Shark Experts

The thought of seeing that sleek gray fin moving swiftly through the water might send shivers through some, but for others what lies below the ocean surface, under that fin, is exciting and has become their life’s work.

NOAA’s shark scientists have collectively spent many years studying various shark species. Some of our experts became interested in sharks as children, while others didn’t know much about them until a graduate research project introduced them to elasmobranchs.

Click on the links below to meet some of our experts and find out more about sharks, how we study them and what we’ve learned. The difference between Hollywood fishtales and actual facts might surprise you.

Photo of measuring sharkMeet Christian Jones

Meet Kristin Hannan

Meet Eric Hoffmayer

Meet Dana Bethea

 Meet Andrea Kroetz

Meet Jose Castro