Why is shark protection or marine conservation important to you?
I was already fascinated by sharks during my studies. When my first job as a marine biologist took me to Tanzania to research whale sharks in Mafia Island National Park, the deal was sealed - I want to spend the rest of my career working to protect these animals.
Do you have any special skills, experiences or expertise?
- Marine biologist with focus and experience in Tropical Conservation & Charismatic Megafauna. I have had the great fortune to work on projects around whale sharks & various reef sharks.
- Diving instructor with special interest in marine biology courses & diving for conservation. I want my divers to not only learn how to buoy but also how to protect our oceans.
- Actively involved with Sharkproject since 2020. You can find me in the research team, in our "We can't do without you" campaign and in the area of texts for website & blogs. I'm also always happy to take part in events and trade fairs.
And which is your favourite shark?
Cetorhinus maximus (lat.)
Basking shark (engl.)
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