Alessandro De Maddalena has collaborated with many research and conservation institutes and to numerous different projects:

– Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo e Conservação de Elasmobrânquios (APECE) (1998-2000),

– Image Gallery of the Florida Museum of Natural History website (1999-2003),

– Manati and Aquanaude – CD-ROM “La scoperta del litorale Mediterraneo” (1999),

– Marine Biology Station of Piran / National Institute of Biology Ljubljana (2000-2011),

– ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research (2000-2007),

– Shark Research Committee (from 2000),

– WildAid – Shark Conservation Program (2001),

– FishBase (from 2002),

– National Museum of Natural History in Prague (from 2002),

– Necton (from 2003),

– Marbena (2004),

– Global Shark Attack File (from 2005),

– Pelagic Shark Research Foundation (from 2005),

– Universita’ degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (from 2006),

– Sharkproject (from 2007),

– Ailerons (from 2007),

– Apex Shark Expeditions (from 2010),

– Marine Dynamics (from 2010),

– Sharks Mission France (2013- 2015),

– Strømsholmen Sjøsportsenter (from 2013),

– Undersea Soft Encounter Alliance (USEA) (from 2014),

– Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions (from 2014),




Alessandro De Maddalena’s research reports have been published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals including Annales Series historia naturalis, Museologia Scientifica, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Bollettino del Museo civico di Storia naturale di Venezia, Thalassia Salentina, Biljeske – Notes, Journal of the National Museum of Prague, South African Journal of Science, Marine Life, Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals (see the page Research Reports in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals in this website).

Alessandro De Maddalena has also acted as a referee for scientific journals such as Acta Adriatica, Animal Conservation, Annales – Series historia naturalis, Cybium, Journal of Fish Biology, Journal of the Marine Biological Association, Periodicum Biologorum, Italian Journal of Zoology, PLOS ONE, Cahiers de Biologie Marine.




Alessandro De Maddalena’s articles have been published in numerous popular and professional magazines including Sub, Mondo Sommerso, Il Pesce, EuroFishmarket, Aqva, Quark, Airone, Rivista Marittima, National Geographic Italia,Dive New Zealand, Dive Pacific, The World and I, Annales, Biologie in unserer Zeit, Unterwasser, Tauchen, Duiken, Apnéa, Plongeurs International, Océanorama, Enviromagazin (see the page Articles in Popular and Professional Magazines in this website).

Alessandro De Maddalena has also acted as a consultant for popular and professional magazines, and newspapers such as National Geographic Italia, Immersed, Focus, La Macchina del Tempo, Österreich, Berliner Kurier, America Oggi, Gente, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Il Giorno, La Prealpina.




Alessandro De Maddalena has been interviewed for numerous radio stations and he has taken part in various television broadcasts (RAI and MEDIASET).

He has also collaborated on the documentaries:
– Requiem pour les requins by Stéphane Granzotto (2010),
– The Price of Existence by Skyler Thomas (2014),
– God of Ocean by Barbara Szalai and Roland Taskó (2015),
Isla Guadalupe Great White Shark Expedition by Barbara Szalai and Roland Taskó (2016).





In 2007, Alessandro De Maddalena with Sean Van Sommeran and Wolfgang Leander, have created the Manifesto for Immediate Worldwide Shark Conservation Actions to ask governments of all Nations, for immediate protection of all endangered shark species, total ban on shark finning in national and international waters, management of fisheries in which sharks constitute significant bycatch, management of directed shark fisheries, control of trade and utilization of shark products, investment of resources into research on sharks to better assess stock status and harvest impact. The Manifesto has been signed by 140 shark researchers from all over the world. Guitarist of Queen, Brian May, and lead singer of Free and Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, joined Alessandro De Maddalena to urge the governments of all nations to take immediate steps to conserve remaining shark populations worldwide.