UNCW Marine Biology

4:13 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Shark Bites: It's a Case of Mistaken Identity

Great White Shark
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_white_shark#mediaviewer/File:White_shark.jpg)

A great white shark named Katharine has been visiting the Wilmington region for the past week. WHQR dives into the behaviors and risks of sharks in the area. 

The chance of a shark biting a human is one in twelve million, and only two percent of those bites are fatal. This is according to Dr. Lankford, an Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW. He prefers the term “shark bite” to “shark attack,” as most sharks retreat after mistaking a human for prey:  

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Midday Interview -5/6/14
12:49 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Midday Interview: UNCW’s MarineQuest's Diane Talley on 2014 Summer Programs

Studio 1 at WHQR

On Tusday, May 6th I talked with Diane Talley, who founded UNCW’s MarineQuest thirty years ago.  It’s going strong, with summer programs starting June 14.  Early registration is encouraged at uncw.edu/MarineQuest.

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Management of Aquarius Lab to Terminate
9:00 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Federal Budget Cuts To End UNCW Aquarius Operation

The Aquarius undersea lab, owned by NOAA and operated by UNCW.
Photo courtesy NOAA and UNC Wilmington

Federal budget cuts will soon terminate UNC Wilmington’s involvement in the world’s only undersea research laboratory. 

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