Jillian Morris is a shark conservationist, award winning photographer, videographer and marine biologist. She was born and raised in Maine and after graduating with a degree in Behavioral Biology from The University of New England, she began traveling the world to work with sharks. Jillian worked as a research assistant and shark dive guide in the Florida Keys, The Bahamas and Australia before moving to California to teach underwater photo and video. Combining her science background with her passion for photography, Jillian joined the conservation media group OceanicAllstars. As Executive Director, Jillian has filmed for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and many other networks.
In 2012 she founded Sharks4Kids, Inc., a nonprofit focused on creating the next generation of shark advocates through education, outreach and adventure. Through this program Jillian is working to share shark education and conservation with students across the world. She also published her first children’s book called Norman the Nurse Shark in June 2016. She is currently based on the island of South Bimini with her husband Duncan Brake and adopted pit bull Lusca.Follow Jillian on Instagram: @BiminiSharkGirl @SharkEducation Follow Jillian on Twitter: @BiminiSharkGirl @OceanicAllstars @Sharks4kids