Dissection on smaller shark species

August 01, 2012 by dyertrust

Due to the fact that the weather has had a mind of its own over the past few days, we at DICT have taken it upon ourselves to provide our volunteers not only with interesting facts about sharks and other marine organisms, but also with an in-depth insight into how they function!

Here at the DICT headquarters we witnessed a dissection take place on some of our smaller shark species, not the Great White! We dissected two different shark species; a striped catshark also known as a pyjama shark and a puffadder shyshark. It was truly a phenomenal experience for both staff and volunteers alike. For some it was the first time being part of a dissection and therefore a few green faces were present amongst us. The volunteers however did not leave it to the experts; they were very hands-on and inquisitive! What made this shark dissection even more special was the fact that both female sharks were baring eggs. Our volunteers definitely gained more insight into the inner workings of sharks and the more you understand something the less room for fear remains!

It is important to note that any and all dissections conducted at Marine Dynamics or DICT are done so under humane conditions and that no animals are needlessly killed! We strive to further conservation as well as further our knowledge on the subject matter!