Welcome to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami. We are excited to have you join us on this adventure through the scientific, education and multi-media worlds. Together we can make waves, generating positive change for our oceans and marine ecosystems.

Directed by Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, the Predator Ecology Lab and Shark Research & Conservation Program (SRC) at the University of Miami conducts science centered broadly on food-web dynamics and the behavioral ecology, conservation biology and movement ecology of marine predators. Research projects currently underway are primarily focused on the ecology, movement and conservation of sharks.

A core component of our work is to foster scientific literacy and environmental ethic in youth and the public by providing exciting hands-on field research experiences in marine conservation biology. Opportunities are especially made available for under-served populations in the sciences. To impact a global, we employ online outreach tools, including webinars, curricula, videos, blogs, and social media. Focusing primarily on the study and conservation of sharks, we employ a full-immersion educational approach that allows students to actively grow as future scientists.

Soundcloud Audio

TED Talks

360 Virtual Reality



What is a Podcast?


A multimedia program made available on the Internet for downloading to a portable media player, computer, etc.

Origin: iPod + broadcast

Listen to Dr. Neil on NPR

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