Science and Education

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Sharktober: How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

August 22nd, 2017|

It is Sharktober.  This is the term surfers refer to the months bordering and including October when peak white shark activity and shark attacks occur along the central California coastline. The Bay is the center of the Red Triangle. This area bounded by Bodega Bay, Big Sur and the Farallon Islands, has nearly half of the [...]

Kids Start a Shark and Oceans Club

December 19th, 2016|

Ocean Conservation Club- Fin Facts and Tools Below are facts and elements of a shark outreach program used by high school ocean conservation clubs. Facts: A recent study estimates that 100 million sharks are being killed for their fins to supply the shark fin trade. In 2012 1,162 tons of shark fins were imported to Hong [...]

Aquatic Park Beach Watch Internship Available

May 27th, 2016|

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Watch Internship Marine Debris Clean Aquatic Park Beach Survey Internship Description With the San Francisco Dolphin Club, Shark Stewards is conducting long term beach clean ups and surveys of the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco to quantify and help mitigate marine debris and reduce plastic and cigarette butt [...]

Borneo Conservation Media

April 8th, 2016|

TRACC Reef Restoration in Seven Seas Magazine, September 2016 https://vimeo.com/173289640 Episode from Borneo from Below on our joint Coral conservation program at TRACC- Coral Reefs in Crisis Shark Sanctuaries Diving and Saving the Sharks of Sipadan Seven Seas Magazine, July 2016 Episode Borneo From Below  Cute Catsharks on the Hook Sabah Borneo: Sharks Slaughterhouse or Sanctuary? The Coral [...]

Volunteer Positions

March 9th, 2016|

Shark Stewards is a grass (kelp) roots organization relying on volunteer energy to save sharks and protect ocean habitat. We always have hands on need during our Butts clean ups,  World Oceans Day and Sharktoberfest celebrations, but we also rely on volunteers for our education program, grant writing and outreach. With petitions and social media you can help [...]

Shark Watch

February 4th, 2016|

Shark Watch is an education, public safety and citizen science program. Science Education With the California Academy of Sciences we are running the Shark Watch iNaturalist Citizen Scientist program. This App allows users to identify and collect observations on sharks and rays. Initiated in the San Francisco Bay, the program is now global and provides a database for [...]

Citizen Science of Pacific Sharks and Rays

February 3rd, 2016|

The Shark Watch Citizen Science Project Shark Watch is an ongoing educational tool of the Shark Watch Program to teach youth and the general public about local sharks and inspire our data collection efforts and a greater appreciation of sharks, skates and rays. Using the iNaturalist App with the California Academy of Sciences, we are engaging [...]

Dive with Great White Sharks

February 2nd, 2016|

Want to see a great white shark up close, personal and learn more about these amazing sharks? Join Shark Stewards's Director David McGuire August 26- August 30 on a shark adventure, learning and photography opportunity of a lifetime. Talks, films and hands on activities will make this trip unique, but it is the white sharks that steal the show. [...]

Shark Shepherd: Combining Art with Conservation

February 2nd, 2016|

A new campaign that combines underwater photography and conservation activism is creating a wave of interest. Shark Shepherd is a series of underwater photography by artist Benjamin Wong aka Von Wong. The project is a collaboration with Shark Stewards, a San-Francisco-based nonprofit working for shark conservation in California and all over the world, to promote a petition to help establish [...]

Sharktober Farallon Island Expeditions

February 2nd, 2016|

Join Shark Stewards on our unique Sharktober educational adventures to the Farallon Islands. Please join us on the Vessel by 0730 to begin boarding  for an 0800 departure. These trips are usually 8 hours but may run over when we see something exciting. We only book in fall when the white sharks return and the weather is clement for our passengers. [...]