The BEEF lab is working with scientists at Taronga Zoo on the social behaviour of sharks to determine why and when large marine predators congregate, and the mysteries of their society.


During September and October 2015, 10 Port Jackson Sharks will be calling Taronga Zoo home. Conducting research in a controlled environment, like at the Zoo, is an essential step to translating the data that we’re collecting in the wild.

After this research the Port Jackson Sharks will be released back to the wild where their transmitters will continue collecting data for the next 10 years. By understanding the formation of shark aggregations and shark society we will learn how to better manage shark populations and maintain healthy marine ecosystems.