It’s Sharktober: White Shark Surprises Surfers at Ocean Beach

Video by Surfline.com They’re Back! Yes, it is the season when large white sharks are again frequenting the North Central Coastline and offshore islands of San Francisco. Yesterday a large white shark was caught on Surfline  web cam at Ocean Beach breaching clear, less than a hundred yards from surfers at Noriega Street. It is Sharktober.  This … Read more…

Articles on Sharks and Marine Conservation by David McGuire

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Articles Published by David McGuire on Borneo Shark and Coral Reef Restoration TRACC Reef Restoration in Seven Seas Magazine, September 2016 Shark Sanctuaries Diving and Saving the Sharks of Siadan Seven Seas Magazine, July 2016 Sabah Borneo: Sharks Slaughterhouse or Sanctuary? The Coral Triangle, Amazon of the Ocean August 2016 Saving Sharks and Coral Reefs in Malaysian … Read more…

Farallon Island Expedition 2016

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These are exclusive Sharktober trips to the Devil’s Teeth, Island of the Great White Shark. We only book in fall when the white sharks return and the weather is clement for our passengers. We focus on shark conservation and the health of the entire marine ecosystem in our sanctuary. Although we will watch whales and seabirds, … Read more…

Sharktober – Celebrating Sharks and Saving Them

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Join Shark Stewards in our eighth year of celebrating sharks and educating the public on the need to save them. Sharktober celebrates the return of the large white sharks following some 5000 miles of migration, back into our Sanctuary. It also motivates increased protection for sharks and the ocean, including the San Francisco Bay. September … Read more…

Swimmers Cross the San Francisco Bay for Sharks and Ocean Health.

On August 14 athletes from the elite open water swim group Night Train Swimmers engaged in a novel athletic challenge crossing the San Francisco Bay in a six mile swim from Tiburon to San Francisco.  The event also included 4 runners departing Tiburon making a 15 mile trek through 6 cities and crossing the Golden … Read more…

Support CITES Protection for Mobula Rays, 4 Species of Shark

Shark Stewards is working to support proposals to list the Silky Shark, Thresher Sharks and Mobula Rays under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).  This action will increase global protection of global shark, ray, and skate populations.   Specifically we are working to support the US co-sponsored … Read more…

Shark Stewards, Sabah Shark Protection Association Adding Voice for Sabah Sharks

Divers Upset To See Dead Sharks On Boat Near Mabul, international call to support increased shark protection in Malaysia. SEMPORNA, 27 July 2016: Just days after photos of dead sharks emerged from Pulau Mabul off here, tourists caught on camera sharks slumped on a long boat, the tails of at least four hanging on the … Read more…

International Outcry Against Shark Killing at Tourist Island in Sabah

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Press Contact: David McGuire Sharksteward(at)gmail.com 7/19/2016 The  Sabah Shark Protection association confirmed today that photographs of sharks slaughtered and finned have come from the dive tourist destination Pulau Mabul in the Semporna region of Sabah Malaysia and near the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. “This kind of senseless shark slaughter … Read more…

Cathay Pacific Joins List of Airlines Banning Shark Fin

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific announced a complete ban on shipments of shark fin today, joining over seventy international carriers to ban transport of the shark product. Concerned about the rapid decline in shark populations globally, shark conservation groups applauded the measure as another important step in reducing demand for shark fin. Scientists estimate that … Read more…