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As scientists we have a responsibility to speak out for the protection of sharks, in the international media, to spread awareness and share our expert knowledge with the public.  We often appear in major international newspapers and magazines, and take any opportunity to speak out for sharks on TV and radio.  Please take the time to view and share our media appearances.

  

2014

September - Nine News - Environment crusader 'faked shark attack': experts

September - Oceans Institute Newsletter - School visit inspires new generation of shark experts (pg. 10)

September - The Conversation - Western Australia shark cull policy dumped: experts react

July - Buzz Feed - 58 facts that will blow your mind in one sentence

July - Oceans Campus - Report from the 2nd Sharks International conference

July - The Conversation - Why we're opposing Western Australia's shark cull: Scientists

July - Scientrific Magazine - Shark disco

June - The Weekend West (Print) - WA scientists in shark haven trying to solve a WA problem

June - The West Australian (Print) - Scientists test bubble device to scare sharks

June - The West Australian - Scientists test bubbles to scare sharks

May - Mossel Bay Advertiser - Mossel Bay earmarked for shark repellent study

May - NOVA - Preview of Why Sharks Attack documentary

May - NOVA - Why Sharks Attack documentary

April - Northern Territory News - Shark cull's effectiveness called into question

April - Launceston Examiner - Logic urged in debate over shark cull in WA

April - All News AU - Shark expert Ryan Kempster

April - SBS News - Activists sink teeth into WA's shark-baiting programme

March - BBC World Service - Inside the shark's mind

March - BBC News - Can science stop sharks attacking humans?

March - Northern Star - Shark cull cruel

February - Eden Imlay Magnet - Plea to end West Australian shark cull

February - Queensland Times - Shark-loving majority

February - Tablelands Advertiser - Sharks have earned the right to live in peace

February - Subiaco Post - The science of repelling sharks

February - Canberra Times - Kill off shark cull

February - Subiaco Post - Government urged to stop shark cull

February - Suedkurier (Germany) - Australia - hunt for the great white shark

February - Science Networks WA - Underwater sound and lights show...to repel sharks

February - Phys.org - Underwater sound and lights show...to repel sharks

February - Buzz Feed - 27 powerful reactions to Australia's shark cull

February - The Sydney Morning Herald - Shark cull: From the jaws of defeat

February - Sydney Morning Herald - Sharks under political attack

January - North West Star - Shark Culling

January - ABC Radio - WA surfers support government's shark cull

January - Greenpeace - 3 scientific ways to help prevent shark attacks. No shotgun required.

January - Scientific American - Tiger shark shot and dumped at seas as cull begins in Western Australia

January - The Australian (Print) - Killing threat no safe bet

January - The Australian - Killing threat no safe bet

January - Huffington Post - How a controversial shark culling program is tearing Australia apart

January - The Wall Street Journal - Australia to launch great white shark hunt

January - The Guardian - Will killing sharks save lives?

January - Perth NOW - 'Sheriffs' yet to be signed

January - Nine MSN - WA's shark sheriffs still to be signed

January - SBS News - WA's shark sheriffs still to be signed

January - Burn & Learn - WA shark culling is a travesty

January - Nine News - Shark cull protest

January - Esperance Express - No shark cull: LEAF

 

2013

December - Southern Fried Science - 13 amazing things that scientists discovered about sharks in 2013

December - The Independent (UK) - Postcard from...Sydney!

December - ABC News - Sharks to be shot and discarded offshore under catch and kill policy

December - Herald Sun - More than 100 scientists want shark-bait policy rethink

December - Perth Now - More than 100 scientists want shark-bait policy rethink

December - Southern Fried Science - More than 100 shark scientists...oppose cull in WA

December - The Greens (AU Political Party) - 100 scientists unite to oppose shark cull

December - ABC 720 Radio - Open letter to WA Government to oppose shark cull policy

December - Live Science - Weirdest animal stories of 2013 (we came in at #2)

December - The West Australian (Print) - Cull move more about emotion than safety

December - The Epoch Times - Australian sharks to be killed en masse by government

December - The Australian (Print) - Pressure on Barnett to order shark cull

December - Huffington Post - Shark culling considered in Hawaii and Australia

December - The Australian - Pressure on Barnett to order shark cull

December - Science Networks WA - How to prevent shark attacks

December - Sydney Morning Herald - Experts says shark cull would be pointless

December - The Telegraph - Experts says shark cull would be pointless

December - Phys.org - Research holds the key to safer coexistence with sharks

December - WA Today - Experts says shark cull would be pointless

December - The Age - Experts says shark cull would be pointless

December - West Australian - Shark cull pointless: experts

December - Perth Now - Experts says shark cull would be pointless despite fatal attacks

December - News.com.au - Experts says shark cull would be pointless

November - Life Hacker - How to prevent shark attacks

November - SBS News - Comment: How to prevent shark attacks

November - The Conversation - How to prevent shark attacks

November - The West Australia (Print) - Fatal attack prompts change in strategy

November - West Australian - Attack prompts change in strategy

October - Science Networks WA - Estuary stingrays more like their marine counterparts

September - Oceans Institute News - Mystery sharks off Rottnest shed new light on species (pg. 11)

September - Oceans Institute News - Support the sharks film festival (pg. 11)

September - SPICE UWA - Carnarvon Astrofest, Science and Innovation festival

August - Northern Guardian - Surprising facts to be revealed at ASPIRE 2013

July - Storify - Tweets from the American Elasmobranch Society conference

July - Southern Fried Science - American Elasmobranch Society conference 2013: Day 3

July - The Australian - Sexy stingrays make atmosphere electric

July - Phys.org - Knowledge of stingrays' sparked-up sex may help deter sharks

July - IB Times - Discovery of electric spark when stingrays meet could help prevent shark...

July - Australian - Stingrays decide if there's a spark

July - Mid-West Times - Stingray study examines attraction

July - UWA News - Knowledge of stingrays' sparked-up sex may help deter sharks

July - Shark Year Magazine - Sexual dimorphism of the electrosensory system...

July - Nine News - Stingray mates feel the electricity

July - Sedap Sakura Blog - Stingray mates feel the electricity

June - West Australian - Great white numbers likely to rise

June - West Australian - Film festival to highlight world of sharks

June - Sport Diver - Marine artist auctioning painting for charity

June - UWA News - Sharks, Camera, Action!

May - National Geographic - Preview of Australia's Deadliest Shark Coast documentary

May - Science Networks WA - Sharks, Camera, Action! film festival

May - Murdoch University - Feeding habits of Ningaloo stingrays in the spotlight

May - Murdoch Independent - Stingrays are key to Ningaloo reef

May - Phys.org - Researchers document feeding habits of five species of Ningaloo stingray

May - ABC News - Researchers shed light on Ningaloo stingrays

April - Conservation Council of WA - Support Our Sharks film festival

April - Unterwasser Magazine - Totstellen für Ungeborene

March - Channel 4 (UK) - Easter Eggs Live: Featuring SOS footage

March - Channel 4 (UK) - Advert for Easter Eggs Live: Featuring SOS footage

March - Animal Biology Postgraduate Newsletter - Ryan Kempster in the news

March - 3CR Radio Melbourne - Out of the blue

March - Warrnambool Standard - Shark species rethink

March - Launceston Examiner - New Shark

March - Hobart Mercury - Odd sharks unmasked by DNA

March - West Australian - Shark discovery an aussie first

March - Canberra Times - Rare sharks far from home

March - Newcastle Herald - Science leap in shark find

March - Sydney Morning Herald - New sharks enter Australian waters

March - Geelong Advertiser - Species rethink

March - Sydney Daily Telegraph - Rare sharks pay a visit

March - NBC News - Rare sharks turn up in Australia

March - Live Science - Rare sharks found in Australia

March - Sci News - Mysterious sharks seen for first time in Australia

March - Science Alert - Mystery sharks uncovered

February - Talk About Subi Newsletter - Lunch time talk about sharks (pg 3)

February - The Conversation - Sharks far from home

February - Canberra Times - New predator enters Australian waters

February - Business Standard - New shark species found in Australia

February - Business Insider - Rare sharks found in Australia

February - French Tribune - Biologists discover new shark

February - UWA News - Mystery shark sheds new light on species

February - Phys.org - Mystery Rottnest shark

February - IB Times - Expert identifies mysterious shark

February - The Herald Sun - WA shark find prompts species rethink

February - The Australian - WA shark find prompts species rethink

February - News.com.au - WA shark find prompts species rethink

February - West Australian - WA shark find prompts species rethink

February - Sydney Morning Herald - Sharks in WA waters never seen here

February - Courier Mail - Rottnest shark find prompts species rethink

February - ABC Current Affair - Mystery shark

February - ABC 720 Radio - Mystery shark discovery sheds light on new species

February - Australian Geographic - Shark 'attacks' should be re-named, study says

February - Science Networks WA - Shark embryos 'play dead'...

February - PLoS One - PLoS One news and blog round up

January - New York Times - Some shark embryos alert to danger

January - BBC Nature - Shark embryos 'freeze' to evade predators

January - National Geographic - Baby sharks play dead to avoid predators

January - Discovery Channel - Baby sharks stay still to avoid being eaten

January - Science (Journal) - Shark embryos sense electric fields 

January - New Scientist - Unborn sharks freeze

January - Wired - Baby sharks can sense danger

January - UWA News - Baby sharks play dead to avoid predators

 

   

2012

November - Government News Magazine - Policy sharks bite

November - Discovery Channel Magazine - Beyond the bite

October - Murdoch Independent - Cull will have unseen effects

October - The Conversation - Does WA have a problem with sharks, or with the media?

October - Piep Vandaag - Grote witte haai in West-Australie vogelvrij verklaard 

September - UWA Newsletter (pg. 16) - The Last Word...Sharks: Beware of People

September - UWA Newsletter (pg. 13) - Scones and Science for Morning Tea

September - UWA Newsletter (pg. 8-9) - The Shark Challenge

August - The West Australian - Making a Change

August - The Subiaco Post - Science Struts its Stuff for Students

August - Asian Diver Magazine - How I Became A Shark Biologist

July - New Scientist - Australian Sharks' protected status is under threat

July - USA Today - Shark Attack Raises Questions About Protected Status

July - CNN - Explainer: Australia's Shark Attacks

June - The West Australian - Repelling Sharks by Electrical Shocks

June - ABC News - Research into Shark Repellent Pulses

June - Science Networks WA - Electroreception of Sharks and Rays as Individual as Species

May - Great Southern Weekender - Scientist Attacks Topic of Sharks

May - Science Network WA - Triadic Sensory Approach Suggested to Deter Shark Attacks

May - ABC News - Shark Embryos May be Key to Developing Repellent

May - UWA - Taking a Bite Out of Fiction

May - ABC Catalyst - Shark Repellents

May - UWA Albany - Taking a Bite out of Fiction...Public Lecture

May - ABC Radio Albany - Shark Attack Public Lecture

April - Katanning High School Newsletter - Travelling Scientist Visit

April - Oceans Institute Newsletter (pg 12) - Heart Stopping Shark Movie...

April - Sydney Herald - Shark repellent may not work on most deadly:research (Alt. Link)

April - Shark Year Mag - UWA scientists lead in shark research (Alt. Link)

April - UWA News - UWA scientists lead in shark research (Alt. Link)

April - ABC News - Differences in sharks' brains key to repellents (Alt. Link)

April - CNN - Great White Sharks to be Tagged in Deadly Waters off Australia (Alt. Link)

April - CBS 6 - Experts Investigate Unprecedented Great White Attacks (Alt. Link)

April - WPTZ - Great White Sharks to be Tagged in Deadly off Australia (Alt. Link)

March - Richie Madden - Bamboo...Play Dead! Good Boy (Alt. Link)

March - The Post - UWA Research Boosts Shark-Repellent Hope

March - Australian Geographic - Bamboo Sharks Play Dead (Alt. Link)

March - Science Network WA - Sharks Slow Respiration to Avoid Detection (Alt. Link)

March - ABC Perth720 - Shark Biologist Researches Shark 'Off Button' (Alt. Link)

March - The West Australian - Bamboo Sharks at US Festival (Alt. Link)

March - The Land - Embryo Could be Key to Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - Stock and Land - Embryo Could be Key to Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - Ridge News - Embryo Could be Key to Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - Cootamundra Herald - Embryo Could be Key to Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - Westcoast Sentinel - Embryo Could be Key to Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - UWA News - Heart Stopping Shark Movie Selected for Film Festival (Alt. Link)

March - Moree Champion - Embryo Could be Key to Failsafe Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - The Age - UWA Embryos Could Give Birth to Failsafe Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - Sydney Morning Herald - Embryos Could be Key to Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - WA Today - Embryos Could Give Birth to Failsafe Shark Repellent (Alt. Link)

March - BTW Film Festival - Film Selected for the BTW film festival (Alt. Link)

February - SPICE UWA - Travelling Scientist Flyer

February - UWA - The Amazing Senses of Bamboo Sharks

February - ABC Catalyst - Sell Your Science: Bamboo Sharks (Alt. Link)

February - UWA Science Matters (Pg. 10) - Ryan Takes Science to WA Schools

January - The Sunday Times Magazine - WA's Best and Brightest Achievers (Alt. Link)

January - Care2 News - Activist Spotlight: Ryan Kempster-Saving Our Sharks (Alt. Link)

   

2011 [To the Top]

December - UWA News - Ryan Takes Shark Science to Remote WA Schools (Alt. Link)

December - 13.7 Billion Years - Victory Month: Sharks get Help... (Alt. Link)

December - Experience and Grow - Australian Sharks Safe From Cull (Alt. Link)

December - J. Humanitarian Affairs - Celebrating Victory...

December - Swimming Free Blog - Update on Shark Cull in WA (Alt. Link)

December - Cyber Whale Warrior - Update on Shark Cull in WA (Alt. Link)

December - Oceans Institute Newsletter (Pg. 7) - Taking Shark Science to Schools

December - Australian Geographic - Seventh Sense of Sharks

November - BYM News - Sea Shepherd and WA Rally for Sharks

November - Sea Shepherd News - Western Australians Rally for the Sharks! (Alt. Link)

November - The Weekend West - Shark Nets In WA

November - The West Australian - Council Eyes Shark Safety Nets (Alt. Link)

November - Care2 - Victory! Australian Sharks Safe From Cull (Alt. Link)

November - The West Australian - Council Eyes Shark Nets... (Alt. Link)

November - The Conversation - A Great Day for Australia's Sharks.. (Alt. Link)

November - Southern Fried Science - Cull Cancelled... (Alt. Link)

November - The Conversation - 'Don't Kill the Sharks'... (Alt. Link)

November - IB Times - 18,000 Sign Online Petition (Alt. Link)

November - Care2 - War On Sharks After Recent Attacks (Alt. Link)

October - South Western Times - Shark Patrols for Coastline

October - UWA News - OI Experts Oppose Shark Cull Plan (Alt. Link)

October - The West Australian - Shark Experts Petition Parliament (Alt. Link)

October - Perth NOW - Scientists Lead Call to End Shark Hunt (Alt. Link)

October - MSN News - 'War On Sharks' After Death No. 3 (Alt. Link)

October - ABC Radio National - WA Shark Cull Debate (Alt. Link 1) (Alt. Link 2)

October - The First Post - Australia Set for 'War On Sharks'

October - The West Australian - Culling not the Answer...

October - The Conversation - Cull or be Killed... (Alt. Link)

October - Southern Fried Science - WA's Sharks Need Your Help! (Alt. Link)

October - The Sunday Mail - Shark Repellent Hope

October - The Sunday Times - Proven Repellent 'Still Years Away'

October - The Courier Mail - Shark Repellent in the Pipeline (Alt. Link)

October - UWA Newsletter (Pg. 5) - 3 years in 3 minutes

October - UWA News - 3 Minute Thesis International Finals (Alt. Link)

September - UWA - Video from the 2011 3 Minute Thesis International Final

September - COSMOS - Shark Ambassador (Alt. Link)

September - OCS News - OCS Travel Award Recipient (Alt. Link)

August - Oceans Institute Newsletter (Pg. 11) - UWA 3 Minute Thesis Winner

July - UWA News - Shark Spiel is a Winner (Alt. Link)

July - RTR FM Radio - 3 Minute Thesis Radio Interview (Alt. Link)

July - UWA - Video from the 2011 UWA 3 Minute Thesis Final

April - OCS Newsletter (Pg. 8) - Student Focus: Ryan Kempster

March - Shark Research Institute - Megamouth Shark Electrosense  (Alt. Link)

March - New Scientist - Megamouth - The Shark That Sucks (Alt. Link)

February - UWA - Shark Embryo Hatching

January - UWA News - The Seventh Sense of Sharks (Alt. Link)

   

2010 [To the Top]

December - SOS News - Megamouth Study Makes Waves

August - UWA News - UWA Open Day - Sharks (Alt. Link)

July - UWA News - UWA 3 Minute Thesis Runner Up (Alt. Link)

June - UWA News - UWA 3 Minute Thesis Semi Finalist (Alt. Link)

June - UWA - Video from the 2010 UWA 3 Minute Thesis Final