Matt is working on his Masters of Marine and Antarctic Science and is looking into the effects common artificial structures have on fish diversity and abundance. This work involves looking into how these structures can form ecological traps that effect various fish species. The project aims to identify in the long term how artificial structures can through community consultation and design be improved and better mimic natural reef systems.
Matt is also a passionate underwater photographer, SCUBA instructor and host of the SEACREATURES podcast. He uses these three areas to encourage and engage people regarding the marine environment with the hope that through passion and excitement of the community better future outcomes for the marine ecosystem can be reached.