Dr. Christine O’Connell, the workshop coordinator for The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, is taking part in a research expedition in the Bahamian Shark Sanctuary. The team, led by Dr. Demian Chapman, an assistant professor in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and SBU graduate student Mark Bond, is researching movements and behavior patterns of some of the most endangered and threatened shark species in an attempt to better understand and protect them. Christine O’Connell, is blogging about their experiences each day from the Bahamas. Check out the blog at sharkchronicles.wordpress.com. Christine is a marine and environmental scientist with an extensive interdisciplinary background in policy, outreach and communication.
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