January 30, 2018

One of the interesting (and weird) things about there not being many people studying stingrays, especially in a small country like New Zealand, is that when something happens and the media want someone to talk to, I get contacted!

This is pretty surreal!

First was this o...

July 12, 2016

So as part of the PhD that I'm doing (read that as floundering), and linked in to an masters student that is studying bronze whaler sharks we've put together the APEX PREDATOR PROJECT as a centre for shark and ray research based at our field station. As I'm webmaster/b...

September 1, 2015

This is a blog post stolen in subject (although totally different in content) from Samm Sherman, a fellow new Stingray PhD student from James Cook University that I met whilst at a conference in August this year. If you want to follow Samm and her progress (and you sho...

August 10, 2015

The elasmobranch (Shark and Ray) team had a bit of an outing this past weekend, Mel, Dave and I took one of the Uni boats up the harbour for a bit of a reconnaissance mission checking out locations for our receivers.


Here we are, on the first of many outings...

August 7, 2015

I did it!


After over a year of planning, writing, rewriting, applying and waiting I've finally started this thing! 


Based at the Waikato University Coastal Marine Field station in Tauranga New Zealand, I'll be studying the ecology of the Batoid elasmobranchs (rays) in...

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