James Sulikowski, Ph.D., professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England, will be featured in the premiere episode of “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel.

BIDDEFORD, Maine (PRWEB) June 21, 2016

James Sulikowski, Ph.D., professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England, will be featured in the premiere episode of “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel.

The episode, titled “Tiger Beach,” follows the journey of Sulikowski and research collaborator Neil Hammerschlag of the University of Miami as they travel to a region in the Bahamas where tiger sharks are known to congregate. Their team of researchers, including 2015 UNE Marine Sciences graduate Carolyn Wheeler, sets out to discover why so many tiger sharks gather there.

To study the sharks’ reproductive behavior, the team uses an ultrasound machine similar to the technology used on pregnant humans. It’s a technique refined by Sulikowski and Hammerschlag that allows researchers, for the first time in history, to test sharks for pregnancy without killing them first.

“Tiger Beach” airs Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. on the Discovery Channel.

To learn more about the University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences, visit http://www.une.edu/research/msc

To apply, visit http://www.une.edu/admissions

About the University of New England:
The University of New England is Maine’s largest private university, an innovative educational community with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses, a vibrant new campus in Tangier, Morocco, and a robust offering of degree and certificate programs online. UNE attracts accomplished faculty and internationally recognized scholars who engage students in research and scholarship. It is home to Maine's only medical and dental schools—part of a comprehensive health education mission built on a pioneering interprofessional approach that includes pharmacy, nursing and an array of allied health professions.

UNE. Innovation for a healthier planet. Visit http://www.une.edu.

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