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Favourite papers?

Chin, A., Mourier, J., Rummer, J. L. (2015). Blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) show high capacity for wound healing and recovery following injury. Conservation Physiology 3(1), cov062-cov062.  https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/cov062

MacKeracher, T., Diedrich, A., & Simpfendorfer, C. A. (2019). Sharks, rays and marine protected areas: A critical evaluation of current perspectives. Fish and Fisheries, 20(2), 255–267. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12337

Setyawan, E.; Stevenson, B.C.; Izuan, M.; Constantine, R.; Erdmann, M.V. (2022). How Big Is That Manta Ray? A Novel and Non-Invasive Method for Measuring Reef Manta Rays Using Small Drones. Drones, 6(63). https://doi.org/10.3390/drones6030063

Kristy Potgieter

Masters student
BSc (Honours) in Marine Biology
MSc James Cook University

Kristy is a Master of Science (Professional) student majoring in Fisheries Science and Management. She completed her Honours degree in 2018, during which she studied the stress physiology of blacktip reef sharks. Since then, Kristy has obtained her PADI Staff Instructor license in South Africa, and has worked in a marine conservation role in a small fishing village in Cambodia. She is passionate about science communication and providing opportunities for people to connect with our underwater world; Kristy appreciates the links between tourism and conservation, and would like to explore the role that tourism could play in benefitting small-scale fisheries. She is also interested in the use of technologies, especially drones, in research contexts.

Kristy’s current project is looking to confirm the genetic identification and determining movement and residency patterns of the population of blue-spotted ribbontail rays (Taeniura sp.) in Sodwana Bay, South Africa.

Favourite species?
Tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier
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