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National Geographic Docuseries Features UH Shark Scientists (from HIMB)

(Photo credit: National Geographic)

UH News, first published on July 12, 2022

The majority of shark research content is narrated and led by male scientists, and enthusiasts. The focus of a new National Geographic docuseries titled “Maui Shark Mystery,” follows the stories of three female marine biology graduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The series aims to gain a better understanding of how and why tiger sharks utilize marine habitats around Oʻahu and Maui Nui.

The three women featured from the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) Shark Research Lab are Paige Wernli, a PhD candidate; Chloé A. Blandino, a shark husbandry research specialist; and Julia Hartl, a PhD student and research assistant.

Filming this documentary gave the UH Mānoa graduate students a chance to advance themselves in science, and the opportunity to inspire the next generation of up-and-coming scientists through exemplifying their capabilities as women in shark research.

Please read the full story on UH News!