The science of shark control (and what it means for the Western Australia cull)

Blogging, Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 17, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Prof Colin Simpfendorfer is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture at James Cook University. He has more than 25 years of experience in researching sharks, and has published extensively in the scientific literature on shark biology, ecology, fisheries and conservation. He is a graduate of James Cook University where he undertook […]

The 45 most influential female ecologists alive today according to twitter

Blogging, ScienceFebruary 10, 2014 • 2~2 min read

Melissa Giresi is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University interested in using genetic methods to assess population structure, connectivity and biodiversity of exploited marine fishes and invertebrates. For her dissertation, she is testing the null hypothesis that the dusky smoothhound shark, Mustelus canis, is a single genetically-panmictic population in U.S. waters […]

Look beyond Shark Week to find the ocean’s most fascinating life

Conservation, ScienceFebruary 3, 2014 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Steve Palumbi studies the genetics, evolution, conservation, population biology and systematics of a diverse array of marine organisms. Along with Tony Palumbi he is the author of the forthcoming book The Extreme Life of the Sea. UnShark Week is a week long celebration of the ocean’s extremes.  Since 1987, the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week pumps […]

Book review: are dolphins really smart?

Blogging, Book Review, Reviews and InterviewsJanuary 29, 2014 • 2~4 min read

Mel Cosentino obtained her Degree in Environmental Biology at the Universidad de Málaga (Spain) and her MRes in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology at the University of Aberdeen (UK). She has been involved in cetacean research since 1998, starting as a volunteer for Fundación Orca Patagonia-Antártida in Argentina (her country of birth) working in educational […]

On the clarity of animals: the art and science of clearing and staining

Blogging, Natural Science, ScienceDecember 17, 2013 • 2~3 min read

Dr. Adam Summers  is trained as an engineer and mathematician, he turned to biology to satisfy a deep need to interact with nature.  His research applies simple physics and engineering principles to animals to understand the evolution of complex behaviors like feeding, movement and reproduction.  The images shown here are the raw material that underlies his […]

Fish out of water: the necropsy of the beached oarfish

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceNovember 8, 2013 • 2~2 min read

Antonella Preti, graduated with a degree in Biology specializing in Marine Ecology from the University of Turin, Italy. She is currently attending a long distance Ph.D. program through the School of Biological Sciences of Aberdeen, Scotland.  She has been working for 15 years on the feeding ecology of large pelagic species (sharks, swordfish and cetaceans) caught in the […]

Conserving the Endangered African Wild Dogs of Zimbabwe

ConservationSeptember 6, 2013 • 2~3 min read

Dr. Rosemary Groom  grew up in Zimbabwe and has spent the last 12 years working in wildlife conservation in East and southern Africa. She is a dedicated conservation biologist, with a strong belief in the importance of large scale multidisciplinary conservation programs. Rosemary has worked on various different projects, from reptiles to large African herbivores, […]

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