Accession Number:

AD0652404

Title:

THE TAHITI-TIKEHAU EXPEDITION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES OF THE EXPEDITION To study the behavior of sharks in their natural environment, especially with reference to feeding patterns To measure the biting force exerted by the jaws of representative species of sharks with a new instrument known as the Snodgrass Gnathodynamometer To observe the reaction of sharks to various stimuli such as a flashing light, colored objects, chemicals believed to have a repellent effect on sharks, etc. To collect and preserve for subsequent dissection and microscopic study the heads, eyes, brains, and reproductive tracts of representative species of sharks To tag and release as many species of sharks in good condition as possible, in cooperation with the AIBS Shark Research Panel International Shark Tagging Program that is headed by Stewart Springer of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE