Director of Research
Jessica is one of kwa-Zulu Natal’s best known shark biologists, having conducted her masters and Phd research on the Aliwal Shoal sharks. Jessica runs the Blue Wilderness Research Unit, hosting our shark volunteers and guiding our postgraduate students. Read more
Co-founder / Biologist
Ryan is a renowned shark biologist whose reputation was built on 15 years of great white shark research. His desire to explore and understand the marine world has resulted in Ryan leading worldwide documentary expeditions for Geographic and Discovery channels.
Field Specialist / Guide
Mia is the very organised manageress of Blue Wilderness and joins into the unit work as a specialist field research guide and technician. Mia offers the unit her considerable experience in SCUBA diving and underwater exploration of the Aliwal Shoal.
Jackie is the units dedicated communications expert. She work extensively with prospective volunteers, postgraduate students, media companies and scientists when planning partnerships with the Blue Wilderness Research Unit
The Blue Wilderness Research Unit is a subsidiary of Blue Wilderness. Our core purpose is to conduct original shark research, conservation and education programs at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. We achieve these goals though collaborating with affiliated scientists and postgraduate students.