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Conservation

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Life After Death: How we hatched live shark pups from dead females

    Here i report on a conservation project by Sharklab-Malta that i became involved with; removing eggcases from trawl captured sharks, hatching them out and releasing them back into the ...

  • 15 Feb 2018

    Octopus release goes swimmingly!

    After a temporary stay at Macduff Marine Aquarium, this octopus was carefully transported back to the sea so that she would have time to find a mate and complete her lifecycle. In the video below ...

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Guardian Stories

  • Here i report on a conservation project by Sharklab-Malta that i became involved with; removing eggcases from trawl captured sharks, hatching them out and releasing them back into the wild. https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/feb/19/life-after-death-how-we-hatched-live-shark-pups-from-dead-parents…

  • In my tenth shark piece for the Guardian I report on a recently discovered deep sea shark that glows in the dark… Light emitted by a new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus lailae, is camouflage and helps them to hunt, communicate …

  • This Guardian piece covers the fascinating predations of Orca’s on Great White Sharks in South Africa… It is difficult to imagine the great white shark as prey, yet could the Orca be overpowering them? Strange findings in S. Africa point …

  • In this Guardian blog I take a closer look at the Marine Protected Areas in Fiji, specifically the Shark Reef Marine Reserve in the Beqa Channel. Legend has it that Dakuwaqa, the ancient shark god, provides protection for the people …

  • In my sixth Guardian blog I examine the issues around the call for culls of sharks following the tragic death of a boarder in the waters off Reunion Island earlier this year. Culls aren’t the way to balance the needs …