The Shark team is starting a project assessing the abundance of juvenile tiger sharks in the Cape Eleuthera shallow banks. By using BRUVS (Baited Remote Underwater Video Survey), we can get a rough estimate of the abundance of juvenile tiger sharks. We conducted a preliminary study for 14 consecutive days, with 6 hours of footage per day. Tiger13

 

So far we have seen 2 juvenile tigers sharks, 2 adult lemons sharks, a couple of reef shark and a few nurse sharks. We are now finishing up the video analysis to determine the optimal period to record, after the bait is placed. In the future we will set BRUVS in different areas to get an accurate representation of the abundance of these sharks.