University of Hawai'i - Mānoa , Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Mark Royer is a PhD Candidate at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa. For his dissertation research at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, Mark uses a variety of tagging technology and laboratory techniques to investigate the thermoregulation, body activity and behavior of sharks that migrate between drastically different thermal environments on a daily basis. Understanding how sharks respond physiologically and behaviorally to temperature change is important for predicting how they will be impacted in a changing ocean environment. As a research assistant for the Community Shark Tagging Program, Mark is involved in our field work and shark tagging training workshops. For his work and during his free time, Mark enjoys photographing marine life.

To view Mark's publications: click here.