At SASC research is focused on elasmobranch biology, marine & estuarine ecology and long-term ecological monitoring.
We work with a broad stakeholder base to achieve system- and species-specific conservation & management goals, promoting sustainable use of marine resources.
SASC works with communities, fishers and eco-tourism industries to disseminate accurate & meaningful scientific research.
Apply for our Internship Program & join the SASC team today.INTERNSHIPS
Our research is focused on the development of biological & ecological baselines, as well as long-term monitoring of species diversity, abundance and habitat use within Walker Bay & along the South African coast. As a SASC intern you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research projects designed to provide early career scientists with unparalleled field- & lab-based experience. Depending on the time of year you join our team, you may participate in: cetacean monitoring; elasmobranch surveys; marine debris surveys; estuarine surveys; baited remote underwater video (BRUV) surveys. Data collected by our interns are used for informing conservation & management objectives.
Meaghen founded SASC in 2007. She has an MSc in Fisheries Science & a BSc Honours Degree in Marine Biology. She is a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group & has spent 17 years working on various aspects of shark biology, ecology and management.
Tamzyn has been working with SASC since 2010, when she first joined the team as a student. She is the Principal Investigator for the SASC RecFishSA program & oversees day-to-day management of the SASC Research Facility.
Katie has been working with SASC since 2010, when she first joined the team as an intern. Katie was the Lab Manager of the Bimini Biological Field Station for 4 years & is currently the Principal Investigator for a project partnership between the Earthwatch Institute & SASC.
Ruth has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation & a MSc in Aquatic Ecology. She has conducted research on sharks in Bimini & Florida, and has worked for the Zoological Society London on behalf of the Marine Reserves Coalition.
Natalia first joined the SASC team as an intern. She was hired as Lab Manager due to her obvious dedication & passion. She currently manages day-to-day operations in the lab & supervises field-related activities.
• da Silva, C., M.E. McCord, S.E. Kerwath, S. J. Lamberth, R. Leslie, W.H.H. Sauer, T.Zweig. (In prep). A review of South African shark fisheries.
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