Jessica Escobar-Porras, PhD (c)

Project Title:

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


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


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

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  • 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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