Slicing slimy sharks

After removing the entrails of a dogfish shark, biology majors Stephanie Madera and Alliyah Garcia begin to dissect the head in search of the brain. The group decided to name the specimen Bruno, after the shark in “Finding Nemo.” Dogfish sharks have a cartilage skeleton and an oily liver in order to maintain buoyancy. Taught by Aubry McSweeny, adjunct professor of biology, the Animal Biology lab is offered every spring semester in Mainiero Hall. / photo by Janelle Kluz
After removing the entrails of a dogfish shark, biology majors sophomore Stephanie Madera and junior Alliyah Garcia begin to dissect the head in search of the brain. The group decided to name the specimen Bruno, after the shark in “Finding Nemo.” Dogfish sharks have a cartilage skeleton and an oily liver in order to maintain buoyancy. Taught by Aubry McSweeny, adjunct professor of biology, the Animal Biology lab is offered every spring semester. / photo by Janelle Kluz

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