Marine Protected Areas

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Mystery of the Farallones, a Melange of Marine Protection

September 22nd, 2019|

The waters outside the Golden Gate host an abundance of marine life, and a diversity of marine protection from our State MPAs to the rocks of the California Coastal National Monument to our National Marine Sanctuaries. Just outside the Golden Gate, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary reaches around the San Francisco Bay from Muir Beach on the  Marin [...]

Sharktober and Sailing the Devil’s Teeth

September 17th, 2019|

Thirty miles west, one can catch a glimpse of the mysterious Farallon Islands when the marine layer lifts. The coastal by Miwok Indians called them the Islands of the Dead, and the Devil's Teeth by Spanish mariners who dreaded the unseen rocks and fog shrouded spires of the Farallon Islands. Named by explorer Juan Cabrillo, los [...]

San Francisco Bay Designated New Hope Spot

April 29th, 2019|

April 28, 2019 Tiburon California The San Francisco Bay has been designated an international Hope Spot by Mission Blue's Dr. Sylvia Earle today. The official announcement was made at the Estuary Ocean Science Center’s Annual Discovery Day Open House, presented by The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science at the only [...]

Marine Protected Areas and Sanctuaries- Why We Need Them

April 7th, 2019|

Podcast with Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Maria Brown on the https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/podcasts/david-mcguire-and-maria-brown-at-ioff On this episode, we return to Fort Mason in San Francisco for a fascinating discussion with David McGuire or Shark Stewards and Maria Brown, Superintendent of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.  A marine biologist and shark advocate, David McGuire is [...]

Sharks Stewards Supports our Sanctuary

February 21st, 2019|

Shark Stewards science education and adventure make it into the Washington Post. Each summer and fall, we venture into Sanctuary waters at the Gulf of the Farallones collecting observations and monitoring at Southeast Farallon Island. As part of our National Geographic Open Explorer project we are investigating benthic habitat and species and activity in our Golden [...]

Shark Stewards-End of Year Deliverables 2018

December 20th, 2018|

Shark Stewards-End of Year Deliverables 2018   Produced and premiered 10-minute documentary Alice in Borneo’s Wonderland at the International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco. Hosted an expert panel on marine protected areas and sanctuaries at the Screened the film in Vancouver and in Shenzhen and entering other festivals; Authored and submitted a 105 page comprehensive report [...]

Recent News on Shark Stewards

November 1st, 2018|

Searching for Great Whites With Underwater Robots. National Geographic Recent Post on Shark Stewards Work in MPAs at the Farallon Islands. Story by Madeline Foote Frontier Borneo, The Shark Project  Discovery Channel Asia  Video Shark expert David McGuire has travelled half way round the world to try and unprecedented experiment – move a group of sharks to a new home. [...]

Monitoring and Teaching in our Marine Protected Areas Using the Trident ROV

September 28th, 2018|

Shark Stewards and the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative are monitoring our coastal marine protected areas under our vessel based MPA watch program. On Sunday September 8, we took 15 students from the Masters of Science in Environmental Management Program at the University of San Francisco out onto the Gulf collecting  samples, observing and collecting [...]

Sharktober Farallon Island Expeditions

August 12th, 2018|

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. Join us exiting beneath the Golden Gate for an amazing photo and wildlife opportunities entering the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on a modern day wildlife expedition. These are [...]

Summary, Sabah Shark Report 2018

June 18th, 2018|

Introduction On behalf of a collaborative group of non-profits, businesses, and registered organizations in Malaysia and in Sabah, Shark Stewards has undertaken a report to consolidate existing and unpublished data to better define the quantity and breadth of the catch of elasmobranches (sharks, skates and rays) in Malaysia, the trade of their meat and products, and [...]