New Look Dunlap Marine Conservation Program Site Aims for Visually Driven Educational Experience
October 23, 2012
Miami — The R.J. Dunlap Marie Conservation Program (RJD) led by Dr. Neil Hammerschlag has announced the launch of it’s newly designed website: www.SharkTagging.com. With a strong focus on one of the ocean’s top predators — sharks, the RJD Program hopes the new site will enhance and educate the public on why marine conservation matters through a series of visually stimulating materials.
“We have created a visually driven online experience to hopefully engage new students and members of the public in our research, education and conservation efforts. The site features dozens of images from world-renowned underwater photographers, such as Daniel Botelho, Brian Skerry, and Chris Fallows,” said Hammerschlag.
“The site not only has a completely new look, but also has been augmented with extra content and reorganized for easier navigation. The home page features a newsreel with fresh takes on marine conservation hot topics, RJD shark tagging trip reports, and featured ocean heroes for each month.”
About UM and the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program
The University of Miami (UM) is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in 2009, the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program is a joint program of the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The Rosenstiel School offers one of largest, most comprehensive marine and atmospheric programs in the nation. The Abess Center encourages innovative interdisciplinary initiatives that bridge the gap between hard science and environmental policy. www.rjd.miami.edu