Are you interested in learning about the marine environment and investigating marine megafauna movements? The Sequeira Lab has exciting new PhD opportunities available for domestic students! The Lab focuses on addressing specific questions of relevance for the conservation of marine species and the ocean, so if this sounds like you, check out this opportunity to come join our team!
Congratulations to Michelle for receiving the Robson & Robertson Award!
We are excited to announce that our PhD Candidate, Michelle VanCompernolle, has just received a Robson & Robertson Award! This award will help further Michelle's PhD progress and expand her professional network through participating at an upcoming international conference.
Hannah has passed her PhD viva voce!
The Sequeira Lab is excited to report that our PhD candidate Hannah Calich has now passed the viva voce for her thesis entitled ‘Describing animal movement with statistical physics methods: insights into the ecology and physiology of migratory sharks’.
A successful shark tagging trip to Shark Bay/Gathaagudu!
Sequeira Lab team members are excited to have recently returned from a second (very successful!) shark tagging trip to Shark Bay.
First tiger sharks of the GAT Project tagged!
We have returned from our first tiger shark tagging trip to Shark Bay, as part of our Gathaagudu Animal Tracking (GAT) Project.
Lucy and Hannah presented their PhD Completion Seminars!
The SequeiraLab is kicking off the New Year with some exciting news! At the end of 2021 Lucy Arrowsmith and Hannah Calich presented their PhD completion seminars at the UWA Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre and are now preparing their thesis submission.
Water temperature as a driver of long-distance whale shark migration
The SequeiraLab is happy to announce that the research paper 'Water temperature is a key driver of horizontal and vertical movements of an ocean giant, the whale shark (Rhincondon typus)' led by Lucy Arrowsmith and co-authored by Ana Sequeira, Charitha Pattiaratchi and Mark Meekan, has just been published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series!
Ben D’Antonio joins the Sequeira Lab as PhD student
Ben D’Antonio has joined the Sequeira lab to undertake an exciting project investigating the vertical and horizontal movements of apex predators at two World Heritage sites in Western Australia. Ben’s PhD work will be embedded in the Gathaagudu Animal Tracking (GAT) ...
New paper on the first insights into whale shark movements in northern Arabian Sea!
We are happy to announce that research led by Lucy Arrowsmith has been published in Frontiers in Marine Science! This research, ‘First Insights into the Horizontal Movements of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) in the Northern Arabian Sea,’ shows the first data of whale sharks tagged in the northern Arabian Sea off the western coast of the Indian state of Gujarat.
Mike Taylor has done a fantastic PhD proposal presentation!
Mike Taylor has presented his PhD Proposal, one of the first major milestones of his PhD. Feedback that he receives on his project looking at grazing marine megafauna will help shape the rest of his PhD.