Dr. Ryan M. Kempster
Shark Biologist and Founder of Support Our Sharks
Dr. Kempster is a shark biologist in the Neuroecology Group at the University of Western Australia. His research focuses on the sensory biology and conservation of sharks and rays. Sharks have always been his passion, and protecting them his goal. To do this, Dr. Kempster has embarked on a career in research to better understand sharks. He takes every opportunity to communicate his findings to the general public in the hope that he can inspire others to follow in his passion for protecting these amazing animals.
Dr. Kempster founded the shark conservation group Support Our Sharks to inform the world about the plight of the most vulnerable shark species. As most sharks serve as top predators at the pinnacle of the marine food pyramid, they regulate the natural balance of these ecosystems. The effects of removing sharks from the ocean ecosystems, although complex and rather unpredictable, are likely to be ecologically and economically damaging.
Channing A. Egeberg
Marine Educator and Co-founder of Support Our Sharks
Channing is a marine biologist from California with a specific interest in sharks and Cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopus, etc.), but her experience and interests don’t stop there. Channing has worked all over the world supporting our marine life, from protecting sea turtles in Costa Rica and Australia, to rehabilitating Pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) in California. She enjoys working with children to ensure that they understand the importance of the world’s oceans and appreciate its inhabitants. Channing is passionate about conserving our marine environment to ensure the survival of our oceans and the health of our planet.