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The Year of the Blue Shark

December 24th, 2018|

View this email in your browser In This Newsletter: Solutions for Sharks  Building Shark Stewards Online Auction Matching Grant -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Solutions for Sharks and Ocean Health There are many threats to sharks- but we have solutions.  Marine protected areas, shark fin trade bans and fisheries restrictions- like the newly won ban on gill nets in California- are [...]

Shark Stewards-End of Year Deliverables 2018

December 20th, 2018|

Shark Stewards-End of Year Deliverables 2018   Produced and premiered 10-minute documentary Alice in Borneo’s Wonderland at the International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco. Hosted an expert panel on marine protected areas and sanctuaries at the Screened the film in Vancouver and in Shenzhen and entering other festivals; Authored and submitted a 105 page comprehensive report [...]

December News Update

December 20th, 2018|

In This Newsletter: Protecting Marine National Monuments in the USA  Run 4 Sharks and Online Auction Building Shark Stewards in Florida Desert Sharks End of Year Events- Note Date Change Dec 8 to 13th! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saving Sharks and Protected Reefs Seismic Airgun Blasting and Oil Wells in Sanctuaries, Commercial Fishing in our Marine National Monuments: can this [...]

Shark News November 2018

November 8th, 2018|

View this email in your browser In this issue: Marine National Monuments Event Fed Ex Shark Fin Campaign Name the Shark Winner Farallon Island Expeditions Upcoming Events ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Event to support Marine National Monuments Protecting our Marine National Monuments: An Evening of Hidden Beauty Thursday, November 17, 7 pm Learn about our efforts to protect the [...]

National Monuments and Parks Under Attack, and How to Save Them

November 7th, 2018|

Earth Island, Shark Stewards and IMMP develop legal challenge against stripping protections of the PRI Marine National Monument From Earth Island Institute's Executive Director David Phillips January 23, 2018 Donald Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is on so radical a mission to unravel environment protections for our public lands and oceans that he's making President Reagan's [...]

Occasionally People Get Bit by White Sharks- What is your Relative Risk?

October 25th, 2018|

Shark bites diver off the Farallon Islands is in the news. This week a friend of mine got bit by a white shark. Luckily Ron Elliott is OK and being treated for hand and wrist injuries. Thanks to our great emergency responders and US Coast Guard, and medical expertise Ron will be back in the water [...]

How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

October 20th, 2018|

In May, I participated in a stimulating discussion with white shark survivors Maria Korcsmaros and Leeanne Ericson, scientists, surfers and life safety personnel.  Scientists, including CSU Long Beach Professor Chris Lowe, have documented an increase in juvenile and young-of year white sharks along the southern California shoreline in recent years. Tagged sharks, aerial drones and a large [...]

Filming Sharks and MPAs with Open Explorer

October 17th, 2018|

Exploring our Sanctuary at the Gulf of the Farallones is a gift of Nature. Like many gifts, sometimes you don't quite get what you ask for. In this case, as our vessel the Silver Fox pulled into Fisherman's Cove, we were greeted by the usual welcoming committee of cavorting California sea lions, but also by the [...]

Celebrating Sharks for Sharktober

October 11th, 2018|

In this issue: Sharktober  Great White Shark night- Blue Serengeti Screenings Fed Ex Shark Fin Campaign Sharktoberfest Support Sharks, Marine National Monuments Farallon Island Expeditions Upcoming Events ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I like sharks. I like sharks a lot. Sometimes I have a few too many.  Sharktober is upon us! This is the season when we celebrate the return of the white sharks to [...]

Monitoring and Teaching in our Marine Protected Areas Using the Trident ROV

September 28th, 2018|

Shark Stewards and the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative are monitoring our coastal marine protected areas under our vessel based MPA watch program. On Sunday September 8, we took 15 students from the Masters of Science in Environmental Management Program at the University of San Francisco out onto the Gulf collecting  samples, observing and collecting [...]