Dr. Biascoechea and the Shark

Shark vet at the SC Aquarium

Dr. Biascoechea recently worked with Dr. Shane Boylan and a team of biologists at the South Carolina Aquarium on a male sand tiger shark that had been circling in the SCA’s ocean tank for several weeks.

Shark intubation

They anesthetized him, performed a comprehensive physical exam, an ultrasound, took blood samples and also took radiographs which showed some lesions on the spinal cord. His long term prognosis is guarded at this time but they are working on a treatment plan.

Shark swims after anesthesia