in 2013, the Cape Eleuthera Institute‘s Shark Research and Conservation Program initiated a novel project that aims to assess the spatial ecology and genetic diversity of three species of stingray in the waters surrounding Southern Eleuthera. It is hoped this research will provide much needed information on how species critical for ecosystem function occupy and share space as well as exploit fragmented seascapes for migrations and dispersal corridors. Dr. Owen O’Shea discusses the importance of this work both for conservation and education purposes on Eleuthera and in the entirety of The Bahamas.