DJIBOUTI WHALE SHARK RESEARCH EXPEDITION – JANUARY 5TH-13TH, 2018

EXPEDITION: DJIBOUTI WHALE SHARK RESEARCH EXPEDITION DATES: JANUARY 5TH-13TH, 2018 LOCATION: Gulf of Tadjoura - DJIBOUTI, AFRICA TOUR PRICE: $2,200 (estimated - see below) Spaces are available to join this expedition led by the Shark Research Institute and Sharkwatch Arabia, supporting the ongoing research of the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles. The week-long trip will study the whale sharks that aggregate in the Gulf of Tadjoura; Djibouti hosts the smallest and youngest whale shark … [Read more...]

Touched by a shark

Https://www.facebook.com/touchedbyashark/videos/1474850109206188/ This documentary reaches into the lives of 5 men and how they were touched by a shark as they also describe the nature of a shark and the issues the shark faces in today's environment. Produced by Valeo Films Inc. for Rette den Hai. #savesharks #tigershark #finbannow #sharkconservation #ocean #conservation #shotongates #diverite #silent diving #ccr #mothernaturenetwork #sharkweek #freedive For licensing and usage, message … [Read more...]

Please take this quick 5 minute SRI Expedition Survey!

Have you ever been on an expedition or are interested in going on one in the future? Have you ever wanted to dive with the sharks? Tell us about it! We are interested in your ideas! Help the Shark Research Institute improve their expedition offerings by participating in this quick 5 minute survey. LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rg-K5GlxR8t19dFNtzAkW22K0nLdrAkQqag59mTKJKg/edit Thank you so much! - The SRI Team … [Read more...]

Heartbreaking news about Rob Stewart

We are heartbroken to report the death of SRI Advisory Board member Rob Stewart. Last Tuesday (January 31st), Rob and a group of friends were diving six miles off Islamorada, Florida, on the wreck of the Queen of Nassau in 225 feet of water. Rob was using a rebreather while shooting footage for his next movie: Sharkwater: Extinction. Rob and his buddy surfaced around 5:15 pm. His buddy got onto the dive boat and passed out. When the boat crew went to retrieve Rob, he had disappeared. A massive … [Read more...]

12-Month Finding and Proposal to List Three Angelshark Species as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PROPOSED RULES Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants:   12-Month Finding and Proposal to List Three Angelshark Species as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act ,   40969–40988 [2015–17016] [TEXT]  [PDF]   http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-14/pdf/2015-17016.pdf   … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events in New Jersey

August 16, 2015: Join SRI and the American Littoral Society for a hunt for fossil shark teeth. Saturday July 11, 2015 (9:30 am to noon) Thursday July 30, 2015 (5:30 pm) Saturday August 16, 2015 (9:30 am to noon). Wade through the Big Brook in Middletown, New Jersey, and sift for ancient shark’s teeth, squid pens, and fossilized mollusks. Be prepared to get wet and muddy, but the prizes are well worth it. We’ll bring the necessary gear. Great for families! $5 per person, free for … [Read more...]

The Marshall Islands dumps confiscated shark fins at sea

The Marshall Islands dispose of confiscated shark fins at sea in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-09-03/marshall-islands-dump-shark-fins/1185085 … [Read more...]

Statement by Emirate SkyCargo on the carriage of shark fins

Emirates SkyCargo has implemented its decision not to accept shark fins for transport on its flight from June 2013. All our cargo offices on our global network are aware of this decision. Emirates SkyCargo views this as the right and responsible course of action http://www.skycargo.com/english/support/shipping-updates/index.aspx … [Read more...]

See Lesley Rochat’s New Video

Lesley Rochat, affectionately known as the Shark Warrior, is SRI’s Director of Media Productions. See her superb new film at video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHB5W6RluBo … [Read more...]

New Caledonia creates shark sanctuary! Banning fishing for all sharks in 1,245,000 square kilometers!

New Caledonia creates shark sanctuary! Banning fishing for all sharks in 1,245,000 square kilometers!   http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/press-releases/new-caledonia-creates-shark-sanctuary-85899463066 … [Read more...]