Movement, Connectivity, & Feeding Ecology of Bull Sharks

Bull sharks are thought to utilize bays and estuaries along the Texas coast as nursery habitat, but questions still remain regarding habitat-specific movement, connectivity among bay systems, and what degree specific bays contribute to the persistence of bull shark populations. We are using a series of fishery-independent techniques, including vertebral chemistry and stable isotope analyses, to address questions relating to the space use and feeding ecology of bull sharks throughout these inshore systems, with particular focus on young-of-the-year (YOY) and juvenile sharks

Wells Shark Biology and Fisheries Lab // Texas A&M University // Department of Marine Biology // 1001 Texas Clipper Rd. // Galveston, TX 77553