Blake Chapman is one of the leading experts on sharks and their behaviours. The marine scientist focuses her work on shark development and neuroscience, and is an informed voice in the debate about shark attacks and measures.
Science & Environment
The media is regularly held responsible for the fear people have for sharks and what’s been called ‘emotional’ or ‘reactionary’ policy making. Here, we chat to the experts about what has to change.
For the first time ever Australian scientists have calculated great white shark populations off Australia’s eastern and south-western coast.
Lifeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
A recent cluster of dangerous encounters with sharks in New South Wales has raised new concerns among the public.
A 29-year-old man is fighting for his life in Perth after losing his leg in a shark attack on Tuesday afternoon.
Shark numbers aren’t on the rise, but more research will make us safer in the water.
Independent researchers studying shark deterrents suggest one type works well on great white sharks
A recent high school graduate has been killed by a shark attack, while spear fishing off the coast of Port Douglas