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Bachelor of Science

Moving from Melbourne in 2009 to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology and Eco Tourism at the Gold Coast, Sarah was excited about the prospect of studying sharks and other wonders of the ocean.

She has had a love for sharks from an early age.

Not long after starting at Griffith, Sarah joined the University Dive Club and on one dive trip met Kieren Curry. The two instantly connected over their love for sharks.

Together, they hatched a plan to produce a documentary series about these great and misunderstood animals, and Sarah Shark, a six-part documentary series, was born.

The self-funded series was created over three years by a team of five, with Kieren the director and Sarah the star.

The series took the crew to amazing locations, from Port Lincoln in South Australia to remote Christmas Island, and allowed them to come face-to-face with hundreds of sharks.

Created to raise awareness of sharks and their importance in ocean ecosystems, Sarah says their goal is to show people what sharks are really like and reveal the side of these animals that the media never portrays.

The Sarah Shark team is now negotiating a worldwide distribution deal for the series, and its continued success has started talk of a second series, which could see them travel around the world to dive with sharks and the people working to protect them.

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