Eyal Bigal

The Top Predators project is focused on the development of monitoring protocols and indicators for pelagic megafauna, with a focus on sharks and rays, bluefin tuna, swordfish, and various marine mammals.  Emphasis is put on the function of these species as sentinels of the marine environment and their ability to inform about human perturbations. We employ photogrammetric measurements using drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), active and passive-acoustic surveys, mark-release methods, underwater observations, and cutting-edge technologies for molecular and stable isotope analyses.

Ph.D. candidate