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Celebrate the Ocean

June 5th, 2019|

How often have you looked at the sea and wondered what lies beneath? With all of the bad news and overwhelming gloom, sometimes we lose sight of how beautiful our community is, and how simple actions can make an ocean of difference. The San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean shapes our local climate, the commerce and [...]

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 [...]

Shark Stewards Works to Save Sharks at CITES

April 21st, 2019|

Shark Stewards is joining forces with the Shark Research Institute to advocate and lobby to increase protection for sharks and rays under CITES Appendix II.

Spring Ahead for Sharks- April News

April 12th, 2019|

View this email in your browserSinging the blues? Supported by board member Jeff Morrison, we free dived and filmed blue sharks 15 miles offshore in San Diego. Surrounded by a super pod of common dolphins and lunge feeding humpback whales, we captured images using our 360 camera and using the Trident ROV (above). The most common large [...]

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 [...]

Ocean Film Festival a Wrap- and more sharks coming.

March 23rd, 2019|

The 16th annual Ocean Film festival was a huge success, with a sold-out reception and opening of Sharkwater Extinction. The festival awarded the Shark Water Team the Conservation award, and team member Brock Cahill attended and accepted the award. For me, having met the late Robert Stewart and with Rob, used the first Shark Water film [...]

Marine Protected Area Monitoring with Citizen Science

March 13th, 2019|

Shark Stewards is teaming up with the California Academy of Sciences, the California Ocean Protection Council, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to build the capacity to use citizen science observations to understand and monitor biodiversity across California’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network. Citizen science is the involvement of non-scientists in the production of [...]

March News- Shark Films & CITES

March 5th, 2019|

View this email in your browserSharkwater and the International Ocean Film Festival, San FranciscoAction For SharksSave the WedgefishEngaging and Inspiring YouthEvents---------------------------------------------------------------  Sharkwater Extinction Opens the International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco with Shark StewardsIn 2006 Sharkwater opened the world's eyes to the threats to sharks caused by shark finning. The film motivated activists to rise up and fight shark [...]

Profile Maria Korcmaros-Run for Sharks

February 26th, 2019|

Triathlete Maria Korcsmaros has more reason to run from sharks, than run for them.  In 2016 while swimming alone, the 53 yr old mother of three was bitten on the right arm and torso by a Great white shark. She had missed her 8 AM swim with team Tri la Vie, out of Orange County.  It [...]

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 [...]