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The Changing Seas crew was aboard the R/V (Research Vessel) Weatherbird II in the Northern Gulf of Mexico as they were conducting research on deep water sharks. Their first day at sea was successful resulting in the capture, tagging and ultimately releasing back into the Gulf, a near 15 foot six gill bluntnose shark.
Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct/Emocean Sports, inspiring the pursuit of adventures and watersports; the Do Unto Others Trust, The William J. and Isobel G. Clarke Foundation, Lady Suzanna P. Tweed and Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation, and by Skip and Diane Day.
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