Host and expert
Tristan’s infectious passion for animal behaviour and desire to communicate his results to the general public has also seen his work showcased on TV documentaries across the globe (see productions). Tristan's research (in collaboration with Bimini Sharklab) was featured as a special 'Hammerhead Invasion' on the first night of Discovery Channels Shark Week 2017. Further, he advised and presented on the Michael Phelps Shark Week Specials, filming in the Bahamas and South Africa. Tristan has a rare ability to make science entertaining, yet informative, and uses these skills and his extensive field experience to create wildlife films that integrate tools from science and cinema to showcase animal behaviour. He believes this form of communication can reveal important scientific insights into animal behaviour, as well as generate interest and momentum for managing and conserving wildlife.