Celebrate the ocean on World Oceans Day! Join Shark Stewards in our 8th WOD, celebrating and taking action for Bay and ocean health in San Francisco.
Shark Stewards is assisting the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation investigating the die off of sharks and rays in the San Francisco Bay. Since April, hundreds of sharks and rays have been reported washing ashore inside the San Francisco bay, believed to be associated with a number of factors affecting water quality. [...]
Through our Aquatic Park Stewards program, Shark Stewards is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through clean-ups and quantifying marine debris at Aquatic Park, San Francisco. Clean ups are every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. These clean ups typically take about one hour and are fun team building events giving back to our community. Companies and corporate [...]
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 our 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 recorded white [...]
Protecting sharks and the Entire Ecosystem. The San Francisco Bay is an important and complex ecological system whose influence extends from the Sierra to the Sea. In the past century, the Bay has undergone dramatic change. Nearly 95 % of wetlands habitat have been impacted. Dredging, pollution and toxic runoff have impacted marine life and overfishing is [...]
Photos, credit US Coast Guard San Francisco On Wednesday October 16 an aggregation of approximately 20 sharks were observed by two US Coast Guard helicopter patrols. The Coast Guard helicopter from Station San Francisco reported to Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Media Relation Specialist Mary Jane Schramm that crews observed approximately 20 sharks between 10 and 18 feet off [...]
When it comes to sharks, most of us are familiar with the big toothy sharks. Great white sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks, also known as the “Big Three”, receive the most media attention. Yet sharks are extremely diverse in shape, size and ecology and many species are little known or understood by scientists. In this [...]