about me

Hello there, welcome to world of science

I am scientist, biology professor, research diver, published author, awarded photographer, entrepreneur, traveler and parachutist. As a research scientist I am conducting original studies covering aspects of zoology, ecology and pathology of sharks, skates and rays, in order to develop long-term conservation strategies across the Mediterranean, and beyond. I am the co-founder and CEO of the Sharklab ADRIA Center for marine and freshwater biology (Malta, EU), and Head scientist of the Shark Tales at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. Now, I bet most of you would not agree with me on this one, but being a shark diver is pretty cool stuff. I enjoy spending time with animals, helping them and trying to understand them. I have worked closely with over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays; as well as other charismatic animals such as comb jellies, horseshoe crabs, snakes, owls, hedgehogs, racoons, lions and way more.



about me

Hello there, welcome to world of science

I am scientist, biology professor, research diver, Trident ROV pilot, publisher author, awarded photographer, entrepreneur, web developer and parachutist. I am founder the CEO of Sharklab ADRIA (Hamrun, Malta), and Head scientist of the Shark Tales at National Geographic (Washington, D.C.).

As scientist, I am conducintg original studies in the fields of ecology and pathology in order to develop long-term conservation strategies. Through my career, I have publisher 60 research papers and two books. I have lectured over 35 conferences in United States, England, Spain, Georgia and beyond.



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Media appereances and documentaries

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Documentaries, Articles, Lectures
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Live filming Sharkfest 2018
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Talent at docudrama
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Documentary program Global
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Nature documentaries
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Various articles and inserts
...and over 150 other media appereances!

Scroll throug some of my field experience

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Research and studies

Andrej, what's your research all about?

Science is nature, fields are man made. As biology present one of the fundamental pillars of science I cannot segregate my research into any specific category. Thus, it rather combining disciplines in veterinary medicine, pathobiology, histology, anatomy, zoology, ecology and conservation. In order to understand the mechanisms of disease development and develop long-term in-situ conservation measures I am combining both extensive filed studies and various laboratory analysis which is an indivisible whole. At the field, whether it is hot summer sunny day, or dry ice at the winter - I am using technical diving in order to observe and sample certain animals according to zero stress approach. In this way, I am studying not only seas, but also lakes, rivers and caves. Back in the labs, I am mostly working on pathohistology, radiology and axial tomography.

Research & Studies

Andrej, what's your research all about?

Science is nature, fields are man made. As biology present one of the fundamental pillars of science I cannot segregate my research into any specific category. Thus, it rather combine disciplines in veterinary medicine, pathobiology, histology, anatomy, ecology and conservation. In order to understand the mechanisms of disease development and develop long-term in-situ conservation measures I am combining both extensive filed studies and various laboratory analysis.


Featured videos

Join my audience at National Geographic

Have a seat at Grosvenor auditorium in National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C. and listen on of my lectures during Explores Festival or Education Summit. Fly over Atlantic and visit Museum of Science and Technology in Madrid, Spain and hear my talk. Head north to London and visit my live appreance at SMWD. Lets go east, to Geogria, and hear more about shark diseas. Over 35 lectures at 3 continets.