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TED Talk Dispels Shark Attack Myths in 6 Minutes
October 8, 2013 – 7:44 am | Comments Off
The following video dispels a number of rumors about sharks and shark “attacks.” TED released the videos as part of their first Global Talent Search. This included my presentation on May 27, 2012 at TEDx Sydney on shark bite myths.

New Study Calls for Society to Change the Way We Refer to Shark Behavior
January 30, 2013 – 1:49 am | Comments Off
New Study Calls for Society to Change the Way We Refer to Shark Behavior

For Immediate Release

Press Contacts:

Robert Hueter/Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, FL)
Hayley Rutger, 941-374-0081
hrutger@mote.org
Christopher Neff/University of Sydney (Sydney, Aus)
Rachel Gleeson, 02 9351 2261

christopher.neff@sydney.edu.au

New Study Calls for Society to Change the Way We Refer to Shark Behavior
Researchers Say Use of Term …

2012 Research Recap: Humans and Sharks
December 30, 2012 – 11:05 am | Comments Off
2012 Research Recap: Humans and Sharks

2012 Research Recap:

This year saw the continuation of a long-standing issue. While there were greater protections for sharks in declared MPA’s and sanctuaries as well as global anti-finning victories, there were tragic fatal shark bites followed by regrettable …

The Conversation: 54 great white sharks culled in shark nets since ’08
December 29, 2012 – 11:21 am | Comments Off
The Conversation: 54 great white sharks culled in shark nets since ’08

22 October 2012, 6.20am AEST
The great shark debate: to cull or not to cull?
by Christopher Neff
The great shark debate continues in Australia as summer approaches. Shark bites on bathers and surfers are a particularly …

Responding to WA’s Shark Hunts Policy
December 29, 2012 – 6:27 am | Comments Off
Responding to WA’s Shark Hunts Policy

I discuss the October decision to pre-emptively hunt sharks in WA here

The Conversation: How Govts can help us avoid shark “attacks”
July 15, 2012 – 11:31 am | Comments Off
The Conversation: How Govts can help us avoid shark “attacks”

15 July 2012, 12.22pm AEST
How government can help us avoid shark “attacks”
By Christopher Neff
The latest fatal shark bite on a surfer, north of Perth, is another in a string of terrible and random tragedies that …

TED Talk at TEDx Sydney
July 1, 2012 – 5:28 am | Comments Off
TED Talk at TEDx Sydney

I was honored to have the opportunity to give a TED Talk during the TEDx Sydney Global Talent Search Salon in May, 2012.
I presented with an amazing group from “Team Sydney” and they were inspiring! This …

Progress in How We Think About Shark Bites
June 25, 2012 – 5:29 am | Comments Off
Progress in How We Think About Shark Bites

[Note: this is an edited version and re-post of a blog posting that I wrote for the Save Our Seas Foundation on 25 June]
Over the past two years, my research has asked the question: how …

Treehugger: Three Lessons about the reality of shark bites
June 10, 2012 – 11:36 am | Comments Off
Treehugger: Three Lessons about the reality of shark bites

Three Lessons about the reality of shark bites
Science / Ocean Conservation
August 22, 2012
By Christopher Neff
As another summer of shark news and Shark Week come to a close, it is helpful to look back on what we …

New Scientist Mag: Stop badmouthing sharks that bite people
April 2, 2012 – 7:13 pm | Comments Off
New Scientist Mag: Stop badmouthing sharks that bite people

Human-shark encounters are always called attacks even when there is no contact, artificially amplifying the numbers. What’s more, no distinction is made for minor bites from non-threatening species.

ABC TV 7.30 Report Video: Perfect Predators
November 9, 2011 – 5:38 am | Comments Off
ABC TV 7.30 Report Video: Perfect Predators

Video link here: ABC 7.30 Report
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast: 25/10/2011
Reporter: Nikki Wilson Smith

Shark hunts carried out in the wake of three deaths in Western Australia have caused anger among shark experts. They question the …