Several shark populations around the globe are experiencing drastic population declines. We are investigating potential ecosystem consequences of these declines through a series of integrated field and laboratory studies.
Wintertime in False Bay, South Africa is known for its awe-inspiring white shark acrobatics during predatory attacks on juvenile Cape fur seals. This project investigates the physics, characteristics, patterns, and locations of these attacks.
With the growing number of threatened shark species globally, how do we most effectively prioritize conservation efforts? This project aims to quantify and predict the vulnerability of threatened shark species.
As apex predators, sharks are particularly vulnerable to mercury contamination through bioaccumulation up the food chain. Investigating shark mercury content has implications for both ecosystem and human health.
Female tiger sharks spend well over a year in pregnancy before giving birth to her pups. Our scientists are working to understand where and when this critical cycle occurs, in order to create more effective protection for the species.