The Shark Callers of Papua New Guinea

    by Patrick Nason For the past six months I have been living with Shark Callers on the tropical island of New Ireland, five hundred miles east of mainland Papua New Guinea.  My home in Tembin village rests on the volcanic shores of the Bismarck Sea, the site of Dennis … Read more about The Shark Callers of Papua New Guinea

Report from Western Australia on the Shark Cull – Part 2/3

This is the Second of a Three-part Field Report on the Shark Cull in Western Australia  PART TWO:    VAGABONDING While I prefer to travel light and plan little, I do think it’s a good idea to arrange at least one night of lodging to rest up after a transcontinental flight. Stepping off the bus in … Read more about Report from Western Australia on the Shark Cull – Part 2/3

Report from Western Australia on The Shark Cull – Part 1/3

This is the First of a Three-part Field Report on the Shark Cull in Western Australia  PART ONE:    MAKING CONNECTIONS Four months having passed since the scheduled hiatus of the controversial shark cull in Western Australia, and with deadline looming on whether or not to extend, amend, or simply … Read more about Report from Western Australia on The Shark Cull – Part 1/3

The Silver Hammerhead: A Shark Encounter

Sometimes, it takes only one. The first experience with a shark in the blue ocean is a life-changer.  Rarely does the sight of an animal inspire such passionate admiration and everlasting memory.  For those of us lucky enough to meet one face to face—through the lens of a dive mask, over the … Read more about The Silver Hammerhead: A Shark Encounter

“Sharks” or “The Shark”: The Language of Conservation

When we shark aficionados talk about our undersea compatriots, those often-misunderstood creatures below the waves, do we refer to them as “sharks” or “the shark”?  What’s the difference between the collective and the singular when it comes to their conservation?  Over the years I have talked to … Read more about “Sharks” or “The Shark”: The Language of Conservation