…Baby, there's a shark in the water!
The ocean conceals the daily lives of its inhabitants from our view. For us to learn about the natural behaviors of elusive marine animals like sharks, we need a way to remotely unveil what is happening beneath the surface and beyond our sight. Recent decades have seen the development of increasingly sophisticated, shark-borne electronic devices that are providing surprising new insights into shark biology, and a rational perspective on emotive topics like shark bites at ocean recreation sites. The data generated by these tools can inform science, engage and educate the public, and guide management and conservation strategies, which is why we need to train the next generation of marine biologists to use these technologies in an age where shark numbers are dwindling in many locations.