The Shark Research Institute/Explorer’s Club Djibouti whale shark research expedition departs this week! Follow the SRI Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Shark-Research-Institute-125677614153934/) as we post updates and photos from on board the MV Deli in the Gulf of Tadjoura. … Read more about Djibouti Whale Shark Expedition Updates
Shark finning continues seemingly unabated, despite some gains in protection for threatened shark species. The scope of the trade is staggering, more than 70 million fins per year are thought to move globally. What species are targeted for these fins? This is a difficult question. Once removed from … Read more about Species Composition of the Shark Fin Trade
PRESS RELEASE Whale Shark Movements Tracked by Star-Mapping Science (November 29, 2017) Tracking pelagic animals like whale sharks is essential to understanding their behavior, and to protecting these animals and the habitats they use. Whale sharks are a mystery to scientists in many ways; one … Read more about SRI Scientists Contribute to Global Whale Shark Research Paper
Sharks don’t get cancer. That’s the lore we’ve all heard. Some take this claim even farther. Eat a shark and you won’t get cancer, or the cancer you have will be cured. Many sharks are killed for the supposed curative powers of their cartilage, among other health claims. Sharks do, of course, … Read more about Long-term Observation of Cancer in a Shark
Multiple insults to shark populations - fisheries, habitat degradation, the fin trade, climate change - are believed to be interacting to cause steep declines in the numbers of many species. It is difficult, however, to accurately estimate the population size of wide-ranging pelagic sharks. It is … Read more about Fisheries Harvest of Shortfin Mako Sharks
Shark meat consumption is bad for sharks of course, millions of sharks are killed each year for the shark meat and fin trade, but it’s also bad for people. I’ve written before about the way heavy metals and organic pollutants like PCBs concentrate in animals high up on the food chain. Shark meat … Read more about Another Reason (If You Needed One) Not to Eat Shark
EXPEDITION: Women Researchers in Science - Journey to the Sea of Cortez DATES: May 4th-13th, 2018 LOCATION: Sea of Cortez. Gulf of California TRIP PRICE: $2995 Join Shark Research Institute researchers Jennifer Schmidt and Dave Grant on this liveaboard expedition to the Gulf of California, a … Read more about Women Researchers in Science – Journey to the Sea of Cortez Expedition
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 … Read more about Djibouti whale shark research expedition
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 … Read more about Touched by a shark
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 … Read more about Please take this quick 5 minute SRI Expedition Survey!
The current issue of Ocean Geographic magazine has an article on the CITES CoP17 conference written by SRI Director of Science & Research Dr. Jennifer Schmidt. … Read more about CITES CoP17 Report
We hear so much bad news about sharks – populations of many species have declined to historic lows, finning occurs in numerous countries, bycatch continues to threaten shark species, shark fishing tournaments are conducted for sport here in the US. When a bit of good news about sharks comes along … Read more about Some Good News for Sharks!