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UH researcher documents impact of stainless-steel hooks on sharks

  • COURTESY CARL MEYER
                                A recently published tiger shark study has discovered that a number of sharks currently carry stainless-steel hooks or had hooks lodged in them at one point. An author of the study, Carl Meyer, is urging commercial and recreational fishermen to reject stainless-steel fishing hooks in favor of carbon steel ones.

    COURTESY CARL MEYER

    A recently published tiger shark study has discovered that a number of sharks currently carry stainless-steel hooks or had hooks lodged in them at one point. An author of the study, Carl Meyer, is urging commercial and recreational fishermen to reject stainless-steel fishing hooks in favor of carbon steel ones.

A newly published eight-year tiger shark study has found a significant number of sharks with stainless-steel fishing hooks lodged in their jaws. Read more

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