Researchers Reel in a Large Tiger Shark in New Video

Researchers Reel in a Large Tiger Shark in New Video

A familliar fin: this bonnethead shark was recaptured years after SCDNR biologists first caught and tagged it. Recaptures provide invaluable information about how sharks are doing in South Carolina. (Photo: E. Weeks/SCDNR)

A familliar fin: this bonnethead shark was recaptured years after SCDNR biologists first caught and tagged it. Recaptures provide invaluable information about how sharks are doing in South Carolina. (Photo: E. Weeks/SCDNR)

If you're a coastal South Carolinian visiting the American Museum of Natural History anytime soon, you might be surprised to catch a glimpse of home in one of the exhibits.

Filmmakers from the New York City museum got a taste of shark tagging earlier this year when they joined SCDNR biologist Bryan Frazier and his staff on two research trips to study sharks off the coast of South Carolina. The video they produced is now on display in the museum and online.

Check out what they caught and why the work is so important:

Learn more about SCDNR's shark research here.

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