Dr. Michael Domeier is renowned for his work with pelagic fishes, white sharks, California coastal fishes and coral reef fishes. His ongoing work at the Marine Conservation Science Institute (MCSI) is the most comprehensive Great White study in the world.
He was the first to develop and apply a means of identifying individuals based upon colour pattern and to monitor their behaviour around Guadalupe Island, Mexico — their popular gathering site. He has tagged and tracked individual white sharks since 2000, providing the first information that Great Whites seasonally migrate from Mexico to deep oceanic waters as far away as Hawaii, spending months at sea before returning to Guadalupe Island.
Dr. Domeier has been a leader in the field of electronic tagging and enjoys working on both the engineering and biological aspects of this field.