Going beneath the waves: tiger shark pupping!

Dr Austin Gallagher, marine biologist at Beneath the Waves, uses our Duo-Scan:Go Oceanic the world’s first wireless underwater Ultrasound scanner to scan pregnant tiger sharks in the reefs of the Bahamas. 

The clip is from the Discovery Channel's television programme Shark Week - Adam Devine's Secret Shark Lair. Please note IMV imaging do not own the rights to this video. Our product is used within the video.

The guys then use our Duo-Scan:Go Oceanic to confirm a shark pregnancy underwater from a distance with no contact from the scanner and without any distress to the shark. (Please note this filming was for entertainment purposes and did not show a real scan of a shark. Read here for real use cases and scientific research being conducted with the Duo-Scan:Go Oceanic the world’s first wireless underwater Ultrasound)

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The Duo-Scan:Go was developed as part of a project in partnership with The Manta Trust, The University of Cambridge, Vetsonic and Six Senses Laamu. The ability to use ultrasound under water to depths of 30 metres would provide vital information and insights relating to the gestation period, assessment of body condition and embryonic development in Manta Rays and other marine animals. To read more about the development of the revolutionary scanner and the Manta Ray project check out our blog >>

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