Senior Research Scientist for Fisheries NSW working on marine protected areas and threatened species
Membership of key national committees
NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee
IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon specialist group
Australia has two white shark populations, an eastern population ranging east of Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria, to central Queensland and across to New Zealand, and a southern-western population ranging west of Wilson’s Promontory to north-western Western Australia.
Barry Bruce and Russ Bradford of CSIRO tag a juvenile White Shark off the central coast of New South Wales. Image NSW DPI.
Marine Biodiversity Hub researcher Barry Bruce of CSIRO has been awarded the 2016 Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Jubilee Award for outstanding contribution to marine research. He will receive his award and deliver a plenary address at the 2016 conference being held jointly by AMSA and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society on 4─7 July at Wellington, New Zealand.
Barry leads a Hub project that is using cutting-edge technologies to develop a national assessment of white...
Watch the video........Scientists have developed a unique statistical method to measure Australia’s two white shark populations (east and west), vital information to support management and conservation decisions relating to this iconic species. The method is part of a new toolkit of tagging, aerial survey and DNA fingerprinting being used to unlock the mysteries of shark life and death. We’re very close to unlocking the numbers in the east of Australia and now we have begun our work in south...