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Archive: Nov 2015

Shark Links

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Shark and Ocean Sites: SaveOurSeas.com – Save our Seas SharkSavers.org – Shark and Manta Ray conservation Manta Ray of Hope – experts on Manta ray conservation Hawaii.edu/HIMB/SharkLab – Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Shark Research Group Pew Environment Group Global Shark Conservation  Okeanos Foundation Pacific Voyagers  Monterey Bay Aquarium  SharkProject.org – Shark Organization in Europe…

How You Can Help

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Be informed about Products Be aware of products made from shark meat, fins, cartilage and squalene. Hundreds of thousands of sharks are being harvested each year to produce these products. Often it is a cleverly hidden ingredient. In Europe the name “dogfish” used in fish and chips hides the fact that it is actually the…

Shark Attacks

Thriller movies portray sharks as ferocious predators that aggressively attack and kill innocent swimmers. The truth is much less exciting–or dangerous. The chances of a shark attack are extremely low. Sharks are not unpredictable, deranged killers. Rather, sharks play an essential part in the ocean’s balance by removing the weak and sick from marine animal populations….

Shark Finning

Every year, 23-70 Million sharks are killed for their fins. Shark fin soup is a delicacy sold in most Asian countries, most notably in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Last year, Hong Kong alone imported an astonishing 10.3 million kgs of shark fins in one year. Conservationists across the globe are struggling to slow down…

Captivity vs. Wild

The questions whether to watch sharks in the wild or inside an aquarium is easily answered: What is the difference between watching African Wildlife in a cage or during a safari out in the bush? Would you rather see a lion inside a concrete Zoo enclosure or proudly roaming the plains of Africa accompanied by…

Shark Conservation – A Global Challenge

The general misconception is that there are still plenty of sharks. It is rare to find sympathy for an animal that most people are terrified of. Sharks have a bad reputation that is undeserved and incorrect. This makes it possible for the slaughter of sharks by the millions to continue, when it should cause a…

Great White

Hawaii Shark Encounters founder and captain Jimmy Hall attracted worldwide attention with an incredible encounter with a giant great white shark on December 28th, 2005. This rare event was the only great white ever filmed in Hawaii. News stations and newspapers all over Hawaii featured this encounter on their daily news and front pages. The…

Shark Research

Shark Research Movements of Sharks Associated With Cage Dive Ecotourism Principal Investigators: Carl Meyer & Kim Holland Project Overview Concern exists that commercial shark cage diving conducted 3 miles offshore from Haleiwa Harbor increases the risk of shark attack on swimmers, surfers and divers along the North Shore of Oahu (Hawaii). Much of this concern…

Education

Shark experts and eco-tourism operators have recognized the educational value of or tour around the world.  While enjoying the tour and having an experience of a lifetime, the guests are presented with in-depth information about shark biology, ecology and behavior and the threats sharks are facing globally. Our crewmembers have years of experience with sharks…

Eco Tourism

Sustainable Practices  Our tour is inherently low impact – much less than any diving or fishing operation. We go to the same site, three miles off shore and turn off the engines, where we are able to observe a resident population of animals that lives in the area because of optimal conditions. The species of…