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The mouth of a Port Jackson shark, Sian’s study species.

Have you ever come close to a great white shark? Our guest tonight, Sian Liddy, has and she loved it. After all, she does it for a living and in the name of science. Sian is a PhD candidate and shark microbial ecologist at the University of New South Wales and Sydney Uni. She studies the microbial communities that live in and on the sharks. Cat chats with Sian about the importance of those microbes and what other creatures call sharks their home.

Sian on one of her many fieldwork trips catching, sampling and releasing Port Jackson sharks.

Sian’s USyd profile:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/about/our-people/research-students/sian-liddy-587.html

Sian and Cat in the radio studio when recording the interview.

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