Batoids in the Indo-West Pacific
For my PhD project I used passive acoustic monitoring to define nursery areas, habitat use, and movement patterns of tropical rays within Ningaloo Reef marine park in Western Australia. I also assessed the applicability of genetic barcoding to identify 16 species of tropical rays and used an Ecological Risk Assessment framework to assess the vulnerability of tropical rays to the risks of fisheries and habitat degradation, and to identify reasearch priorities for tropical rays in the Indo-West Pacific.
Within the elasmo team, we participated in other projects with various species of sharks and mantas. The project was at Charles Darwin University, in collaboration with CSIRO, funded by AIMS and CONACYT.
Mantas at Ningaloo Reef
BRUVS in Raja Ampat
Mantas in Raja Ampat