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Endless Summer: Searching for the Perfect Shark

April 7th, 2017|

“Everywhere they went they were greeted with a familiar cry surfers have heard 1,000 times each, quote: You guys reeeeally missed it, you should’ve been here yesterday.”  Bud Brown, Endless Summer https://youtu.be/cfND-Kke6Ac In Bud Brown's classic adventure surfing film The Endless Summer, surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson travel the globe with longboards in tow, searching for the [...]

Farallon Island Expeditions 2017

April 7th, 2017|

Take a journey to the Devil's Teeth.  Join Shark Conservationist and Naturalist David McGuire and other wildlife specialists celebrating sharks in a life-changing experience searching the Gulf of the Farallones for whales, wildlife and our finny friends. These specialized natural history tours focus on science and adventure, delving into geological, biological and historical aspects of the Greater [...]

Chinese Shark Ambassador Darci Liu Loves Sharks

February 14th, 2017|

Shark Stewards Chinese Ambassador Darci Liu Dan speaks out in support of sharks and ocean love. Darci grew up almost 1,000 kilometers away from the nearest ocean and studied ballet until she learned to swim at the age of 18. After being introduced to the sport in 2007, she is now considered China's first female 'pro' surfer [...]

Add Your Voice to Stop Killing Cownose Bat Rays for Sport

February 13th, 2017|

CAMPAIGN UPDATE April 4, 2017. Exciting news - the bill to place a moratorium on cownose ray killing contests for 2 years while the DNR creates a fisheries management plan for the species has passed the full legislature! It now goes to the Governor for his signature. To Maryland State Legislators, Re: Support SB 268/House Bill [...]

Large Scale Marine Protection Introduced by Obama Under the Antiquities Act. What will President Trump do?

January 28th, 2017|

Posted by David McGuire of Shark Stewards in Ocean Views on January 29, 2017 President Obama used executive powers to protect 550 million acres of land and ocean during his presidency, leaving the largest land and marine protection legacy of any president. Applying the Antiquities Act, President Obama more than doubled the existing marine protection in [...]

Air China Joins 35 Carriers Dropping Shark Fin, Ask Fed Ex to Join Them.

January 21st, 2017|

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex sits on their hands and ignores call to save sharks. Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in [...]

Passing of an Ocean Champion- Professor Steve Oakley

January 5th, 2017|

Steve Oakley collects coral fragments to transplant at Pom Pom Island My last visit to Pom Pom Island in September 2016 was bittersweet. Nearly three years since my first visit here, the coral reef on this small island off Borneo is showing promising signs of recovery. What had been a dynamite destroyed reef, now had new [...]

Aquatic Park Stewards Beach Clean Up

January 1st, 2017|

The Aquatic Park Stewards program is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through marine debris clean-ups and quantifying marine debris. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area.  Volunteer now! Clean ups are every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. Next clean up is a special Earth Day clean up between 9 and noon on  4/22. [...]

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 [...]

Shark Stewards Launches Aquatic Park Stewardship Program with National Parks Service

November 29th, 2016|

Ocean conservation group Shark Stewards has partnered with the National Parks Service by adopting the Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area in San Francisco.  "We are proud of our maritime heritage and helping maintain our local National Park," said David McGuire, Director of Shark Stewards. The group is motivating volunteers from the adjacent Dolphin Rowing and Swimming Club and [...]