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UT Shark Expert Featured in Worldwide Media

Published: August 20, 2007

A news segment featuring Dan Huber, UT assistant professor of biology, appeared on Bay News 9 on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The segment described Huber’s research analyzing the “bite force” and feeding mechanics of great white sharks. Earlier this summer Huber traveled to Australia to dissect a rare 8-foot great white shark and create the first high-res 3D computer model of its bite. View the Bay News 9 report.

Huber’s research may lead to advances in protective swimwear, shark-proofing equipment and a better understanding of flexible cartilage – which forms the sharks’ whole skeletons.

Other news stories featuring Huber and his research have appeared in The Discovery Channel, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph and Australia’s version of MSN.