Articles by Nick Whitney

A female nurse shark swims through the shallows in the Dry Tortugas courtship and mating ground. Photo by Connor White.

Field Work

What We’ve Learned After Three Decades in the Dry Tortugas

October 17, 2022

Dr. Nick Whitney shares a brief history of research conducted on a nurse shark breeding ground in the Dry Tortugas and what the science team has learned over the last 30 years....Read More

Wes Prett stalking a shark in the shallos.

Sharks

How to Catch a Shark in the Shallows

September 11, 2018

All marine science fieldwork can be challenging, and catching and tagging large sharks in shallow water with a two-person crew presents a unique set of difficulties. ...Read More

Scientist in water with nurse sharks.

Sharks

How Do Sharks Mate?

August 2, 2018

Understanding when, where, and how sharks mate helps us understand what places and times are most important for species survival, and can also help explain their long-term migrations and habitat use....Read More