About Wildlife Marine

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Wildlife Marine is the brain-child of Australian research scientist and shark biologist, Dr William Robbins. Will formed Wildlife Marine in late 2011 after recognising the need for a rapid-response, independent scientific entity to help Government and private bodies produce timely results at international peer-review standards. Along with a team of talented associates, Wildlife Marine conducts independent research into contemporary marine and terrestrial environmental issues, and undertakes tailored consultancy contracts into conservation issues and fisheries management. Wildlife Marine's research arm has active collaborations with researchers around the globe, with projects encompassing all the world's major oceanic systems.

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Dr William Robbins has led cutting-edge research for over 21 years, including projects in Australia, Brazil, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Oman, Papua New Guinea, and the Seychelles. Will specialises in tropical marine ecosystem research, and methods to reduce human-shark interactions, although no projects are out of bounds. Will's research has changed Government legislation and operational procedures on multiple occasions, and Will prominently features in multiple documentaries, including the Emmy-award winning Sharks of the Coral Canyon and Sharkweek 2017's Shark Exile. Will previous worked at the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence, managing the State's premier fish ageing laboratory, co-running the State telemetry program, researching high-profile shark issues, and providing sustainable fisheries management advice.


Although Wildlife Marine undertakes consultancy contracts in the strictest of confidence, the results of its independent research projects are widely disseminated. For more information please refer to the projects page, the publications below, or drop Wildlife Marine a line through the contact form.



Non-confidential Wildlife Marine scientific publications (2012 onwards)