I work within a large international consortium of scientists as part of the Bertarelli Program in Marine Science in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), one of the world’s largest no-take Marine Protected Areas (MPA). In BIOT I maintain an array of acoustic listening receivers and about 400 acoustically tagged animals to understand shark movements within the MPA and its connectivity to the greater western Indian Ocean. I also develop and deploy cutting edge technologies to describe the trophic and ecological interactions of top predators at remote atoll communities and pelagic habitats. I am also experimenting with new techniques with these technologies for protection, monitoring, enforcement and management of remote MPAs.

I track the movements of sharks and other fishes, including this 5.2m male whale shark, around the British Indian Ocean Territory and the greater Western Indian Ocean.