|Intro||South African biologist|
16 September 1966, Cape Town
Stephan Swanson came to prominence as a marine researcher when he successfully placed the satellite transmitter on the famous Great white shark Nicole, the first great white shark ever to be tracked on a 20,000 kilometer migration from South Africa to Australia and back. Due to his ability to handle large marine predators, such as the great white shark, he was contracted as an expedition biologist to travel to Guadeloupe and place satellite transmitters on the dorsal fins of Great Whites. His historical capture and release of a 5m long, 1800 kilogram great white shark is documented in the National Geographic Marine Special “Ultimate Shark”.
- Developing techniques and procedures for large shark telemetry
- White shark abundance not a causative factor in shark attack incidence
- White shark cage diving – Cause for concern?
- Transoceanic migrations of a white shark
- Ultimate Shark – National Geographic
- Sharkville – National Geographic
- Pasella – SABC2