BLUE SHARK PROJECT

cornwall, uk

Blue sharks are an incredibly charismatic species and they play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of entire marine ecosystems. These sharks can be found just off the South West coast of Cornwall, typically during the summer.

This project, led by T-CPI community member Dr Andrea Gaion, aims to provide a starting point for a multi-year research programme which aims to establish a sophisticated photo-identification database. This will help researchers study the genetics of blue shark populations and how the bioaccumulation of common pollutants impacts living sharks.