Sunday, November 05, 2006

Meet Juerg Brunnschweiler, our resident Bull Shark specialist

Juerg M. Brunnschweiler is a PhD student at the Department of Ecology, Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Switzerland. His main research interests are behavioural and ecological aspects of sharks. In 2003 he initiated the Bull Shark Tagging Programme with the long-term goal of understanding movement patterns, habitat use and population dynamics of bull sharks.

Learn more about Juerg's studies here...

The Legend of DAKUWAQA the Shark God who protects our feeders

One of the best known gods in Fijian legends is the fierce sea-monster Dakuwaqa. He was the guardian of the reef entrance of the islands, fearless, headstrong and jealous. He frequently changed himself into the form of a shark and travelled around the islands fighting all the other reef guardians.

One day he set out for the Lomaiviti group and after emerging victorious from this area he decided to set out for Suva....

(Photo: Michael Aw)