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Fed Ex: Stop Shipping Shark Fin

September 25th, 2019|

We call on Fed Ex to join 35 airlines and carriers including UPS, DHL and Air China and stop facilitating this unsustainable trade of endangered and threatened sharks and stop the shipment of shark fin.

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 [...]

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

September 21st, 2019|

Air China joins 35 other air carriers in policy to save sharks and ban the carriage of shark fin as Fed Ex ignores the 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 endangered sharks. In a [...]

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 [...]

Summer Shark News

September 8th, 2019|

Shark News from SE Asia Photo by Jonas Allert on Unsplash View this email in your browserLATEST NEWS | CAMPAIGNS | GET INVOLVED  DONATEJuly 2019Happy Shark Week from SE Asia.Discovery Channel's vaunted shark sensational series has kicked off, and with the Shark Park off San Francisco and the white shark tourists visiting the Long Island shore, US beachgoers are getting tuned in for real. To keep [...]

Protections for Mako Sharks and Giant Rays Under CITES

September 6th, 2019|

By international agreement, a majority of countries committed to protect 18 species of sharks and giant rays under proposals directed at conserving some of the ocean’s most charismatic fish threatened by commercial fishing and the Chinese demand for shark fin soup.  Sixteen species of wedgefishes and guitarfishes including two species of critically endangered mako sharks each passed [...]

What Kids Should Know About the Ocean

August 20th, 2019|

BY KATHERINE MORGAN UPDATED: JULY 13, 2019 The ocean is fascinating and is vital to our ecosystem and so much of it is yet to be explored. In fact, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about our own sea floor. In this guide, you’ll learn fun, mind-tingling facts about the deep blue and [...]

Why I Swim For Sharks

July 29th, 2019|

Starting in San Francisco in 2013 we have been swimming for sharks to raise awareness in a fun and healthy way.

Unsettled Waters: MPAs, Sharks and Sanctuaries

July 28th, 2019|

What do the Farallon Islands, National Marine Sanctuaries and California Marine Protected Areas have in common with the Coral Triangle? In this case, marine protection and of course, sharks! Every summer since 2013, I have worked in the Coral Triangle with Shark Stewards, helping teach a University of San Francisco California tropical ecosystems class and worked [...]

2019 Update & Action to Support the US Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

July 26th, 2019|

Sign the Petition and Contact Your Congressperson to SUPPORT the US Shark Fin Trade Ban HR 737/ S. 793 2019 Globally shark populations are on the decline. 25% of all sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. Sharks are being overfished and the shark fin trade is threatening large species of sharks such as blue sharks [...]