Video: Shark, Rattle, and Roll



Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathaniel Dominy is traveling Down Under for his research involving sharks and Aboriginal rattles, some of which are part of the collections of Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art.

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Dominy recently joined a research team in Western Australia that is investigating what attracts sharks. In this video, he explains the role that rattles made from shells, seed pods, or coconuts have in helping hunters of Southeast Asia catch sharks. (See a shark hunter at work in this Discovery Channel video.)

Safe travels, Professor Dominy, and happy data hunting. We look forward to learning about the team’s findings when you get back and, perhaps, to seeing some of your own shark video.

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