Our next Shark Hero is none other than Dr. Chris Lowe from the California State University Shark Lab!
Dr. Lowe and his students work primarily on white sharks in southern California, and some of their most recent research concerns were young of the year white sharks and the risks they encounter when they are inshore.
In 2004, a female great white shark by the name of 'Gretel' became trapped in a salt water pond. What happened next amazed everyone!
Find out how fishermen can play such an important role in the ongoing conservation of shark species.
John Chishom gives us an interesting look into the breaching basking sharks that he and his team have observed, with some great information on how to tell the difference between a basking shark, and a great white!
Michelle Wcisel is originally from Michigan, USA and is a Zoologist specialized in predator/prey behaivour and the Scientific Communicator for EDNA Interactive. She has spent the past 4 years studying the behaviour of white sharks and Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock, 'Shark Alley', South Africa.
Dr. Kara Yopak is a researcher at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on the evolution of neural systems, particularly how brains have diversified within sharks, skates, rays, and chimaerids. These groups are particularly interesting since they represent some of the earliest forms of brain evolution on the planet
Cat works as a Program Officer with the Shark Trust based in the UK. She works on the Basking Shark Fin-ID program as well as the Great Eggcase Hunt!
Ali Hood is the Director of Conservation for The Shark Trust based in the UK. She works with the Shark Trust Conservation Team to develop and deliver conservation and campaign priorities, and to ensure the data and information collated by Shark Trust recording programmes are used to inform decision makers.
Melanie works at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology as a shark researcher. She also works with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation to reduce shark bycatch.
Clare is originally from the UK, and is currently working with the Marine Megafauna Foundation(MMF) in Mozambique
Lindsay is originally from Vermont, USA and is currently working in Fiji with Beqa Adventure Divers and teaches groups of teenagers over the summer during the Broadreach Shark Studies program.