Dr. Mahmood Shivji

Dr. Mahmood Shivji of the Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Shark Center sampling a confiscated shark fin for DNA analysis. He can determine the species for hundreds of shark fins using a method called DNA barcoding. This data can be used to crack down on the illegal fishing of sharks.

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A geneticist samples shark DNA

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