I would have to say if I was keeping track of what this year has been thus far, I would call it the "Year of The Shark". We have had our share of great turtle news this year but by far our involvement with the ultrasound research of sharks has been the most exciting. The image below provides an up close and personal look at what it looks like on a research expedition with the OCEARCH team as they tag, blood sample and of course ultrasound a Great White Shark.
It is very exciting for us here at E.I. Medical Imaging to keep the conversation going in the world of sharks as others continue to celebrate shark week. The Ibex® Portable Ultrasound has been a part of the research world as it pertains to sharks and other animals and we wanted to bring you another example of our assistance earlier in the year with shark research.
The Discovery Channel is celebrating shark week this week from August 4-9, 2013, so we thought we would hop on that bandwagon and celebrate a little shark week ourselves here at E.I. Medical Imaging.
If you have been following the team on ocearch.org on the great white shark expedition off of the coast of Jacksonville, Florida then you will want to see this video.
E.I. Medical Imaging ibex distributor Blake McCrary of Choice Medical Systems, Inc. recently took the Ibex Pro ultrasound off the coast of Georgia to scan sharks. Dr. Carolyn Belcher, an analytical biologist with the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources headed the project. The project is studying the annual migration of the sharks off the coast of Georgia. The ultimate goal is for the DNR to be able to do these studies on the boat, tag the shark and release her back into the ocean. Blake commented, "Dr. Belcher returned from a major conference where she stirred up some major interest in the Ibex Ultrasound amongst her peers because no one has ever done this type of research in the boat with live specimens before!" "The InSite2 goggles of the Ibex were great out in the bright sun and the fact that the scanner is water tight was a great asset in an environment like this" said McCrary. "The knowledge they were able to obtain from these two specimens has been amazing!"