Join Dr Culum Brown for a fascinating exploration into the private lives of sharks.
Our irrational fear of sharks has been fueled by Hollywood movies and sensationalist media reports. And fear, rather than science, tends to drive government policy.
But what is the reality? What does a risk assessment of shark “attacks” actually tell us?
Focusing on two species that his team commonly work with, benthic Port Jackson sharks (arguably the most abundant shark in NSW waters) and pelagic black tip reef sharks, Dr Brown will examine the science that is helping researchers understand shark behaviour with particular focus on movement, migration, personality and social interactions.