Field trip to Fakahina

In the begining of 2009, I had the chance to go to a remote atoll of the Tuamotus archipelo in French Polynesia to study its shark population. This atoll has the particularity to be almost closed with only a little and really swallow pass that almost cut the lagoon from the ocean. The Polynesian Service of Fisheries asked us to estimate the population size of C. melanopterus that is believe to be really high inside this lagoon. This was also the opportunity to take genetic samples of remote shark populations.

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