Sharks remain one of the least understood, yet fascinating, taxa in the animal kingdom. For over 15 years I have dedicated my live to revealing the hidden lives of sharks by utilizing the most sophisticated scientific technology available
My methods involve non-invasive mark recapture techniques using photographic identification. This allows stocks and structures of shark populations to be assessed
Shark ecotourism and diving remains a controversial activity. Understanding the ecological and safety impact of this activity is vital to ensure correct management of sharks
Telemetry is the field of tracking animal movement at a distance. My behavioural research on sharks is focussed on acoustic and satellite telemetry
Determing the relative economic value of sharks and marine life when exploiated in a non-consumptive vs consumptive manner.
Non-invasive measures to protect humans from sharks can contribute to the conservation of sharks. Frequently we are contracted to test efficacy of such initiatives
PREDATOR - PREY
Evalutation of predator prey relationships between sharks and potntail prey species. DEtermiend via observational studies, stomach content analysis and stable isotope analysis.