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Azores Shark & Ray Safari 2020

Sharks and rays are often the highlight of a dive, if you’re lucky to see them in the short window that we as divers have in their underwater world. During my recent trip to Pico in the Azores I was lucky enough to find myself in a true shark and ray paradise, in the deep…
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Mid-Atlantic Shark Paradise

Over the past decade my research and travel plans have taken me all around the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. Now, it was time to venture into the hearth of this ocean. Close to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge lies a group of island that experience the full forces of this ocean on a daily basis: The…
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EEA Conference Bristol

Last weekend the annual meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association (EEA) took place in the Bristol Aquarium (UK). Organized this year by the UK-based Shark Trust, a total of around 170 delegates from over 22 different countries attended and there were a total of 69 presentations given over the course of 2.5 days. Organized in 1996 for the first time by its…
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TV-interview: SHARKS!

On Wednesday 9th of March I was asked to tell my story on Dutch tv. In the TV-show L1 Avondgasten I was asked about my passion for sharks, my research studies and my moments underwater with these magnificent animals. The interview allowed me to reach a diverse audience here in The Netherlands to show them…
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Recap & Highlights of 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 and we prepare to make the best of 2016, I think it’s always a good time to look back on these 12 months. Like it has been for the last couple of years, there was one theme dominating my work this year: shark research. 2015 started off with…
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