Scientists Capture First-Ever Tiger Shark Sonogram

Scientists Capture First-Ever Tiger Shark Sonogram


Hammerschlag: ALL RIGHT.
LET’S GO ABOUT 15 CENTIMETERS. YEP, THAT’S 15. Narrator: JAMES SULIKOWSKI
TURNS ON THE ULTRASOUND UNIT AND GOES TO WORK. UH-OH. WHAT? NEIL, THIS SHARK
IS REALLY PREGNANT. WE GOT A PREGNANT ONE! HERE WE GO. THAT’S AMAZING.
WELL DONE, GUYS. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? Sulikowski: …MOVING RIGHT NOW
AT THE SPINAL CORD. I’M COUNTING ONE, TWO… I CAN’T BELIEVE
THIS DEFINITION. [ ALL CHEER ] IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. SHE WAS FULL
OF WELL-DEVELOPED PUPS. I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. SHE WAS JUST JAM-PACKED. Narrator: JAMES COUNTS
AT LEAST 20 TIGER SHARK PUPS. Sulikowski:
THEY ARE SO WELL-DEVELOPED.
THIS IS AMAZING. THEY’RE ABOUT, I GUESS, 40, 45
CENTIMETERS IN TOTAL LENGTH. Narrator: THE SIZE OF THE PUPS SHOWS THAT EMILY IS ABOUT 2/3s
THROUGH HER PREGNANCY, WITH ONLY A FEW MONTHS MORE
TO GO. YEAH, I CAN’T BELIEVE THE TEETH.
THE TEETH ARE SO COOL. Sulikowski: I CAN’T BELIEVE
HOW FAR ALONG THEY ARE. THE AMOUNT OF PUPS
THAT YOU CAN SEE IN THERE IS REALLY THE THING
THAT STICKS OUT TO ME. IT’S JUST AMAZING
BEING ABLE TO LOOK IN THERE AND BASICALLY SEEING FACES
LOOKING BACK AT YOU. Hammerschlag : HISTORICALLY,
IF YOU WANTED TO SEE IF A TIGER SHARK WAS PREGNANT,
YOU’D HAVE TO CUT HER UP. YOU KNOW,
WE AREN’T SACRIFICING HUMANS TO DETERMINE
IF THEY’RE PREGNANT. WHY CAN’T WE DO IT FOR SHARKS? ACOUSTIC AND SAT TAG?
-ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY, NEIL. Narrator: EMILY THE SHARK WILL BE FITTED WITH BOTH AN
ACOUSTIC AND A SATELLITE TAG. THAT WAY, SHE CAN BE TRACKED ANYWHERE FROM TIGER BEACH
TO THE DEEP ATLANTIC. Sulikowski:
ONE OF THE NICE THINGS ABOUT
COMBINING THIS TECHNOLOGY, THE SATELLITE TAGS
AND THE ULTRASOUND, IS THAT WE’LL KNOW WHERE
THESE PREGNANT FEMALES GO. IF THEY GO TO A CERTAIN AREA, IT’S A NURSERY GROUND
TO GIVE BIRTH. THEN WE CAN PROTECT THAT AREA,
WHICH WOULD ADVANCE AND ALLOW US TO CONSERVE AND
MANAGE THE SPECIES MUCH BETTER. Man: ALL RIGHT.
WE’RE GONNA LET IT GO? YEAH,
WE’RE GONNA LET IT GO. LET’S GET THAT HOOK OUT. Narrator: THE SATELLITE TAG
ON EMILY THE SHARK WILL DETACH IN ABOUT A YEAR, AND HER FIN
WILL HEAL COMPLETELY. OH, MY GOD!
THAT FIN! Man: WOW. Narrator:
THE TEAM NOW TAKES PRIDE WATCHING HER SWIM AWAY NORMALLY,
SAFE AND SOUND.

Randy Schultz

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28 thoughts on “Scientists Capture First-Ever Tiger Shark Sonogram

  1. white.vegan says:

    last time i was this early, britain was still a part of the EU.

  2. suckmycock mothafucka says:

    I like your 360 vids there awsome

  3. Shiver says:

    Alien abduction for sharks.

  4. a1s2df9srf28getrh9wth45srthws4th49s81dbts5t6rasrdfgs51564165 says:

    Few month later they found the remains of her in a fish market >~>

  5. TheScheiss says:

    Is that species the one that eat each other inside the womb?

  6. Hayden McCallister says:

    How do sharks get pregnant to they have sex in the water

  7. Mickxal says:

    Don't sharks kill eachother in the womb ?

  8. Peking Duck says:

    It seems much smaller than 12.5 ft.

  9. Gianuzzo says:

    Haha! "Pups"!? Yeah, I think it's time to make an alteration to that label. Sharklings perhaps? 😆

  10. Grandmaster Dinner Roll says:

    Looks so fake…

  11. Diana A. says:

    At least 20? That poor shark!

  12. Koyubi_OHB says:

    Precious little babies, deadly precious little babies!

  13. Koyubi_OHB says:

    I love sharks!

  14. Robert Sievert says:

    Joke's on them, it's just a cannibal.

  15. John Doe says:

    Soo.. how many people would be ok with aborting those shark pups? Oh but it's ok for humans.

  16. ZachWhosoever says:

    Wow, what great looking blobs of flesh with absolutely no intrinsic value! I certainly hope the carrier wants to have babies. You'd totally be violating her choice if she wanted an abortion 🙁 we should learn to talk to sharks, like, asap, so we can teach them our uber progressive ways!

  17. M1710 says:

    Meanwhile in China, the restaurant owners think: Where the heck can I find this shark? I need them all chopped up.

  18. Abradolf Lincler says:

    Cx

  19. OrangeHealia says:

    Can you just LEAVE the animals ALONE? I am sick of people just doing to animals whatever they feel like… Let them live… in a WILD.

  20. Jimmy Jimmy says:

    Hopefully she doesn't get killed by a fishing net or something,that would be sad.

  21. FeminineCyanide says:

    beautiful

  22. YouTube Administrator says:

    why to do this ?

  23. Oliver Bundgaard Terp says:

    A female Tiger shark have pups in her belly amazing and Emily is pregnant with pups

  24. amod patel says:

    What a waste of Human Resources…..

  25. Javier Arteaga Lopez says:

    karen

  26. jrcasselman says:

    Is this a Sand Tiger Shark?

  27. Jame Ccc says:

    Nice bro

  28. Frances Whitfield says:

    Wow … fabulous insight!

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