In this Newsletter.

Back from Borneo, back in the Bay Area for shark lectures, film and action!
Sharks don’t get a summer break
Back From Borneo
Sharks and Ecotourism
Festival of the Sea
Farallon Island Excursions
Sharktober

Sharks don’t get a summer break. With 100 million sharks and rays killed every year, they don’t even get a vacation. During congressional recess tell your representative to SUPPORT HR 5884 and ban the US shark fin trade.

Our team is back from Borneo after working with our conservation partners to uphold the national commitments to shark and marine protection made to the United Nations, to stop fish bombing, actively reduce the shark fin trade and increase shark protection in the region. We returned to the Tropical Reef Coral Conservation Centre (TRACC) at Pom Pom Island to continue building on the reef restoration and shark conservation efforts and build community support.

With TRACC, the Sabah Shark Protection Association and Green Semporna, we worked with local island communities, collected shark catch data and engaged hundreds of youth in community education, coral and shark conservation. We even swam for sharks around Pom Pom in remembrance of TRACC founder Professor Steve Oakley, shark champion and friend.

“We should be afraid of sharks half as much as sharks should be afraid of us.” Peter Benchley

Swim with sharks? We swam around Pom Pom Island and now the shark season is upon us. We are planning our field work and Sharktober outreach and education activities! Watch for our Swim Across the Golden Gate and help support sharks.

EVENTS

August 17, SHARK STEWARDS SHIVER* Join us sharing images, refreshments & shark stories from Borneo. * A Shiver is a school of sharks! Join the team for a meet up- bring a friend and help us plan for Sharktober!  Sports Basement, Presidio. Community Room, 6:30PM
August 18, Sharks and Ecotourism. Lecture and Slides, Wallins Dive Center San Mateo
August 19, Festival of the Sea, Hyde Street Pier, Volunteer, learn about our Aquatic Park Stewards Program and maritime history.  Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area 0930-4:00 Start the day volunteering on one of our regular beach clean ups at Aquatic Park!
September, October Farallon Island Excursions with Shark StewardsBook a passage on one of these unique natural history tours to the island of the Great White Shark.  BOOK NOW

SHARKTOBER is COMING!  Celebrate, educate and motivate to save sharks.
September 15 Swim For Sharks, Awareness and Fundraiser to Support our work in Asia.
September 30  Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary. 11AM-4 PM, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitors Center, Crissy Field San Francisco
October 4, Shark Film Night at the University of California. 7:00PM McClaren Hall
October 5  Sharktoberfest at the California Academy of Sciences- Nightlife! 6:30- 10:00PM
October 11, Sanctuary for Sharks. Patagonia North Point, San Francisco 7:00 PM
Contact us to book a shark event at your school or venue!

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