Miriam Staiger

Miriam Staiger

Germany

Miriam is a passionate marine biologist from Germany. She recently earned her first class M.Sc. degree in marine biology from the Stockholm University in Sweden. In her thesis research with Sharklife Conservation Group in South Africa, she studied the movement patterns and recreational fishing pressures on pregnant Spotted Raggedtooth sharks. She has developed a number of different research projects from turtle monitoring to Environmental DNA (eDNA) research. Miriam is currently involved in the Stop Finning EU initiative to help stop the shark fin trade in Europe.

Miriam is also a passionate freediver and has worked as PADI divemaster in Mozambique. She wants to inspire others who may have grown up far from the ocean or without financial support, to build a connection to the sea and discover the need to protect it.