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    Here at Untamed Science we’re excited to create profiles of scientists that do amazing work in their respective fields. We’ve interviewed physicists, paleontologists, botanists, marine scientists and geologists. We’ve dove to the bottom of the ocean with engineers that build submersibles and climbed trees in the rainforest with researchers that track monkeys. More than anything, we want to make sure people see the diversity of research and researchers in the field. This is our portal for linking valuable science and scientists. Have a browse and read the stories of these scientists and science communicators.

    Nick Whitney – @drnickwhitney

    This researcher is unlocking the secret lives of sharks using the same technology found in your smart phones – accelerometers.


    Kristine Stump – @drKristineStump

    Hailing from the Shedd Aquarium, Kristine studies sharks and other large predators on the reefs.


    Jillian Morris-Brake – @biminisharkgirl

    Sometimes the most important thing you can do is dedicate yourself to protecting and educating the world about sharks. This is what Jillian is doing with an amazing team down in Bimini.

    Jillian Morris

    Jeff Carrier – @SharkDoctor

    Jeff is the nurse shark guy! Want to know anything about these “laziest of all sharks,” you know where to start!


    John Chisholm – @MA_Sharks

    You’ve seen those shows where shark researchers study big great whites and ID them simply by their markings. That’s exactly what John is doing!


    Heather Marshall – @HeatherMPhd

    Out of Mote Marine Laboratory, Heather is a shark researcher and coordinates the GillsClub, a fantastic youth shark club.


    Karissa Lear

    This is the real researcher who collected most of Nick’s data for our new video. Karissa also gives us a unique view into the life of a Ph.D candidate – now hailing from Australia.


    Yannis Papastamatiou – @Dr_Yannis

    Mix in a bit of martial arts and shark research, and you have what every Hollywood producer is looking for in a shark researcher.

    Yannis Papastamatiou

    Toby Daly-Engel

    Toby is a researcher of sharks based in FL. We first met her while she was doing work in Hawaii!

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    A TwitterVerse of Shark Scientists

    There are lots of researchers doing great work on sharks. We just pulled a handful that we found really interesting.

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    Written by Rob Nelson

    Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is also an award-winning filmmaker. As principle director of Untamed Science productions his goal is to create videos and content that are both entertaining and educational. When he's not making science content, he races slalom kayaks and skydives.

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