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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 …

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

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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.