We are excited to report back on our first field trip to Shark Bay as part of the Gathaagudu Animal Tracking (GAT) Project. The team of co-CIs Ana Sequeira and Matthew Fraser, and members Takahiro Shimada and Mike Taylor were rewarded in making the 1,600 km round trip from Perth to Denham in Shark Bay with spectacular views and the chance to get to know the stakeholders in that World Heritage Area.
Dr Ana Sequeira and Dr Malcolm O’Toole have led a newly published paper on tracking marine animals published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. The study Quantifying effects of tracking data bias on species distribution models used simulation data emulating the movement of marine predators to test the effects of different types of tracking data when developing species distribution models.
Our Master’s student Jessica Pearce participated in the recent video abstract competition held by Pacific Bioscience (PacBio) , on behalf of UWA Oceans Institute and DNA Zoo Australia.
Michael Taylor has joined the Sequeira lab to undertake an exciting project investigating movement, interactions, and habitat use of Shark Bay’s iconic megafauna.
Today, Wednesday 22nd July at 6 pm AWST (11 am GMT), Ana and Nuno Queiroz (CIBIO, Universidade do Porto) with be having a live chat about their global collaborations to unravel marine megafauna movement.