Marine Life Talk – 7 March 2013

White shark (© Oliver Jewell,

A journey with White Sharks –

by Oliver Jewell –

This talk will focus around Oliver’s journey as a University of Southampton Undergraduate to a full time researcher and MSc working with white sharks in South Africa.

It will cover their tagging, mark/recapture and environmental research projects, what they have learned and what they are in the process of learning about the species, as well their local initiatives, cage diving and internships.

Oliver Jewell graduated from the NOC in 2008 and headed for South Africa, where he ended up working in Mossel Bay, after a year Oliver moved just up the coast to Gansbaai where he’s been ever since, tagging and tracking white sharks in a bid to understand more about their life histories.

Recordings of previous Marine Life Talks can be found on:

The next Marine Life Talk at the National Oceanography Centre: 4 April 2013

Free admission – these talks are open to the public

The Marine Life Talks are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm.

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

The National Oceanography Centre is reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Southampton’s Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Event dates: 
Thursday 7 March 2013 - 19:15 to 20:30