About Wildlife Marine

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Wildlife Marine is the brain-child of Australian research scientist and shark biologist, Dr William Robbins. He formed Wildlife Marine in late 2011 after recognising the need for a rapid-response, independant scientific entity to assist Government and private bodies to produce timely results at international peer-review standards. Along with his team of talented associates, Will conducts independent research into contemporary marine and terrestrial environmental and conservation issues, and tailored consultancy contracts of environmental and fisheries management. Wildlife Marine's research arm has active collaborations with researchers around the globe, 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, Oman, Papua New Guinea, and the Seychelles. Although Will specialises in tropical marine ecosystem research, and means to reduce human-shark interactions, no projects are out of bounds. Four times Will's research has changed Government legislation and operational procedures, and he prominently features in multiple documentaries, including one Emmy award winner. 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 shark interactions, 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)