Sharon is the Director at AquaMeridian, AquaSilva, AquaX Team, WildAid HK, Mission Blue and a member of the Society of Women Geographers. An ardent shark conservationist, Sharon has deep ties in China and is working to develop awareness and conservation relationships to reduce the consumption of shark fins and to stop the trade of illegal shark fins.
Dr. Nichols has undertaken the task of reaching new constituencies with a positive and inclusive conservation message and building a network of like-minded people, from diverse regions, backgrounds and careers who share a commitment to maintaining abundant life in the oceans and on the coasts.
Through field research, his work with commercial fishermen, and the time he spends in coastal villages, he encounters among people a common appreciation for the ocean’s beauty, abundance and mysteries. J. is author of more than fifty scientific papers, book chapters, popular articles, and reports on sea turtle ecology and ocean conservation. J.’s projects including- LivBlue and Blue Mind- incorporates participatory science, social networking, and creative communication to inspire a healthier relationship with the sea.
He is the author of the acclaimed novel Blue Mind and public ocean advocate, explaining the neuroscience of the ocean.