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Do sharks speak? If they did, they would be crying out for help. In general, sharks do not vocalize and are silent and stealthy hunters. However, our local swell shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum) can gulp air and bark to deter predatiors!
These Cat sharks live from the shallows to 500 meters deep and also glow, or biofluoresce as a form of intra-species communication. How cool is that?

Illustration by Fiorella Ikue from our upcoming book. Order a poster at our shark store.

Give sharks a voice. Join us in San Francisco at a multimedia event with our ocean images and colleagues Michael Stocker of Ocean Science Research combatting ocean noise pollution. Meditate with sound healer Joshua Miller for an evening of ocean sounds, images and healing solutions.* 

Shark Stewards

At the rate that sharks are being finned and overfished, the cry of sharks is fading. It is up to us to shout out for sharks. Now the effectiveness of your tax deductible donations will be doubled by a private donor, saving thousands more sharks from the shark fin trade, reaching more Asian consumers in Singapore and China and protecting more habitat for sharks and healthy ecosystems.

Click on You Tube and see Sharks of the Bay by Shark Steward Mikayla Logan
Shark Stewards Volunteer of the Year, Mikayla Logan
Meet Mikayla Logan, educator with the Oakland Unified School District and passionate Shark Stewards volunteer. Born in Iowa, she was hooked on sharks early and became a SCUBA diver, and an active volunteer in 2017. As part of her Capstone Project, in application as our National Geographic Education partner, Mikayla developed a Sharks of the Bay project with her elementary school students. She even made a life-sized Bay Sharks exhibit at her school!

We are proud to give Mikayla our annual Shark Stewards Award and keep inspiring those kids!

Sharks in the News
Passed in the House, the bi-partisan US Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act S793, sponsored by Senator Cory Booker is now in Senate Committee. Add your voice in support.

Join us sending a Spicy Shark thank you to Governor Phil Murphy for making New Jersey the 13th US state shark fin free. Or, tweet him @GovMurphy.

  Sharks are in deep trouble- but we are shouting out for sharks. Learn about my story, and why I have dedicated my life to saving sharks. Together we will save sharks and protect ocean health. 
David McGuire, Director Shark Stewards

Give the gift of sharks- adopt a shark or share some shark swag.

Events & Volunteer Opportunities

December 15-21  

Shop and save money for Sharks! Shop online or at one of their 10 stores between Dec 15-21 and receive as much as 20% off at all Sports Basement locations using the code in the flyer.

December 17 

* Sounds of the Oceans Multiple dimensional experience. Ocean Conservation Research (OCR) has teamed up with Embodied Sounds‘ founder, Joshua Miller, and shark Stewards Director David McGuire to raise awareness for ocean conservation efforts happening around the world. Sounds Of The Ocean is an immersive sound experience featuring sounds and images of whales and other marine life in our Sanctuary.
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 December 21-ongoing

Shark Sanctuary Kayak Eco-Tours 
Through Air BNB Experiences we are leading citizen science and photography kayak tours on Sausalito’s Richardson Bay. These 3 hour kayak adventures record observations on our California Academy of Sciences iNaturalist project and see seals, seabirds and occasionally sharks, with the Trident ROV. Learn more.

With your support, we keep sharks swimming and the ocean healthy.
Shark Stewards is a 4 star Charity Navigator, Platinum Guidestar ranked charity and a proud project of the Earth Island Institute.

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