News & Media



  • Conversation article on surfboard colour following Mick Fanning’s close encounter with a shark
  • Nathan appeared in the SBS Insight episode ‘Shark!’, filmed in Ballina NSW in September. It was humbling to meet and hear the experiences of people whose lives have been deeply affected by shark attack
  • Nine News report of our investigation into the possibility that shark attacks occur when humans, especially surfers, are mistaken for natural prey such as seals, in collaboration with Taronga Zoo




  • Our work on shark senses and the development of non-lethal shark deterrents was covered by the ABC’s flagship science program Catalyst
  • Our discovery that many sharks are probably colour blind was reported widely in the local, national and international media, including this article by the ABC