Jessica Escobar-Porras, PhD (c)

Project Title:

Population genetics in South African elasmobranchs: Are they defined by the reproductive strategy of the species? 

Aim: 

Indicate differences in population structures within three shark species from South African and assess whether these are related to the shark’s reproductive strategy. 

Fact: 

Blacktip shark at Aliwal Shoal are 98 % females!!! Two males!!! Come and visit the female pack.

Recent MAREVOL Posts

  • 9th WIOMSA Symposium View from the conference venueLast week saw the MAREVOL Lab head down to the Wild Coast Sun Resort for the 9th WIOMSA Symposium. For some it was a ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2015, 4:32 AM by MAREVOL Lab
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    Posted Oct 13, 2015, 2:54 AM by MAREVOL Lab
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    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 1:49 AM by MAREVOL Lab
  • Northern Cape Bat Sampling Trip Cami Barausse is a part of the Marevol lab and Schoeman lab and took part in a week long sampling trip through the Northern Cape . The purpose of this trip ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 2:48 AM by MAREVOL Lab
  • Fundraiser for the Peter Timm Science Lab Peter Timm's contribution to Marine Science in South Africa is unquestionable. To commemorate this, a group of people who's life he touched have banded together to raise funds ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 7:04 AM by MAREVOL Lab
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