Samuel H. Gruber

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Who is Samuel H. Gruber?

Dr. Samuel H. Gruber is a shark biologist and founder of the American Elasmobranch Society. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he moved to South Florida and received his BA in zoology from the University of Miami and an MS and Ph.D. in Marine Science. He is currently a Professor at the University of Miami's Rosential School for Marine and Atmospheric Science and is their Bimini Field Station Director. Dr. Gruber is a recognized authority on shark science, having completed 49 Atlantic research cruises and 170 scientific publications. He has specialized in shark behavior, anatomy, sensory systems and tracking. Gruber is perhaps best known for his studies on habitat selection and homing behavior of lemon sharks and eagle rays around the Bimini Shark Lab.

In 1983 Samuel Gruber founded the American Elasmobranch Society. The AES is the world's largest association of shark and ray scientists. Gruber established the nownow world-famous "Shark Lab" in 1990, after successfully battling malignant lymphoma. The next year he helped found and served as the first chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group.

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on July 23, 2013


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