Research

 

Our research methods are entirely non-lethal since we believe that information obtained by killing sharks is available through other means.

 

With the assistance of researchers from Canadian universities and institutions, seaside communities and fishers, and with the help of our many affiliates throughout the world, GEERG strives to better understand the Greenland shark and other northern elasmobranchs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. GEERG is currently leading several research projects which focus on the following subjects: Shark behaviour, species distribution, DNA analysis, telemetry, fisheries statistics, the public perception of sharks, shark conservation, and the impact of sport diving on sharks.

 

Several science papers authored by GEERG researchers have been published or are under review. Some of these papers are listed in the Media section under Science Publications.

 

GEERG tagging, sampling, and image recording procedures are conducted under animal care protocols approved by l'Université du Québec à Montréal (Comité institutionnel de protection des animaux). Fieldwork is conducted under a research license issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada (Quebec Region | Government of Canada).

 

“Our research methods are entirely non-lethal.”

Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG)

Quebec Shark Observatory (QSO)

Administration: Drummondville, QC

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Email: info@geerg.ca

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