Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes

Faculty: Ruth Hayes, M.F.A., and Pauline Yu, Ph.D.


Chondrichthyes (sharks)

Swimming Movements of the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

By Daye Glisson The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is considered one of the top predatory fish in the ocean.  They can grow to lengths of up to 6.5m and weigh as much as 2250kg.  White sharks are primarily found in the cooler… Continue Reading →

The Ninja Lanternshark (Etmopterus Benchleyi)

DeVante Givens The Etmopterus Benchleyi or what is commonly known as the Ninja Lanternshark, is a species of the Etmopterus family with the ability of bioluminescence. Now what is bioluminescence? Bioluminescence is a biochemical emission of light of living organisms… Continue Reading →

The White Shark and How it Hunts (Carcharodon carcharius)

Per Kohlstaedt The White Shark, better known as The Great White Shark, is one of the top predators of the ocean and is essential to keeping the balance of marine life. It is the largest predatory fish in the sea… Continue Reading →

Tiger Shark’s Vital Role in Our Oceans (Galeocerdo cuvier)

When I say “shark”, what comes to mind? The ocean, I’m sure, but also the various media that has been created surrounding sharks or shark attacks. Jaws, Sharknado, & Soul Surfer are just a few films that come to mind… Continue Reading →