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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“These animals are teaching us... about basic aspects of our own physiology.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I like to check on the position of the sharks with my coffee every morning.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sharks are some of the least understood predators on the planet. ... We can go to the moon and plan a trip to Mars, but we're barely starting a mission in the Pacific Ocean.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sharks are declining globally, yet the movements and habitats of most species are unknown.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sharks are declining
globally, yet the movements and habitats of most species are unknown,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We
combined radio uplinking SPOTs that give us accurate positions and
data-logging PATs that store information for the duration of the
programmed mission, ... By using two types of tags, we're
able to accumulate a larger dataset on the sharks' habitat and
preferences with a greater accuracy than we've been able to do before.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sharks have home ranges that are at the scale of ocean basins.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The shark heart slows down in the cold, just as our own heart would. But what sets it apart is where our heart would simply stop, the salmon shark keeps on ticking.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The shark heart slows down in the cold, just as our own heart would, ... But ... where our heart would simply stop, the salmon shark's keeps on ticking.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sometimes
in winter the surface waters, which are less salty, were so cold that
the sharks spent more time in warmer, saltier waters below, ... When I glimpsed the sharks' radio positions from these frigid
seas, I often wondered what it would be like to overwinter in the wilds
of an Alaska fjord chasing herring in constant darkness.”

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