Johann began studying the same sharks that I observed, using far more high-tech methods, just as I was leaving the island, and has worked within the scientific community in French Polynesia to make sure that they stay protected, while unfolding many mysteries about these interesting sharks.
Porcher IF (2005) On the gestation period of the blackfin reef shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus, in waters off Moorea, French Polynesia. Mar Bio 146: 1207-1211
see also : Mourier, J. & Planes, S. (2013). Direct genetic evidence for reproductive philopatry and associated fine-scale migrations in female blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) in French Polynesia. Molecular Ecology 22 (1): 201-214.