Sharktober News and Shark Science

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Happy Sharktober! This is the period when adult white sharks return to the west coast after a two thousand mile migration from the white shark cafe in the central Pacific. It is a period of maximum probability to see or encounter a white shark along the west coast California coast. It is also a time when Shark Stewards celebrates sharks and hosts Sharktoberfest celebrations in California and virtually, and motivates the public to embrace their importance and help protect endangered sharks and rays from extinction. Join us at one of our events, and download our new Shark Science Sheet to learn more about white sharks!
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Join us on International Costal Cleanup Day September 18 in California

Each year, over 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans, entering the food chain from plankton to sharks. Join us cleaning the beaches and Bay, and learn about our intervention at the source of single use plastics.

Stand up to Trash
All are welcome. Join us for a talk on white sharks and volunteer for a plastic free ocean, or start your own!

You can also join Shark Stewards So Cal on California Coastal Cleanup Day with Newport Landing Whale Watching and Run 4 Sharks or Join us in Dana Point where we are partnering with Stand Up To Trash and the Ocean Science Institute for an event and cleanup in the harbor. Learn more about California Coastal Cleanup Day

Shark Watch is a community science program collecting observations on wild sharks, shark encounters and shark catch using social media and direct reporting.  See a shark or shark catch, kill or release from public piers and beaches. Scan the QR code, record an observation online and learn more about endangered sharks and rays with our free Shark Science Sheets!
Shark Watch

Tell Your Congressional Representative to Support the U.S. Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act- Twitter Campaign

Tell your US House Representative (@Rep) to support HR 2811 The US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act and #SaveSharks and share

Help us reach our goal of 150,000 signatures to send to Congress this session.

Sign the Petition
  • September 18 Coastal Cleanup Day. Events in Southern California and San Francisco with our team.
  • October 10-31: Sharktober Sanctuary Wildlife Education Adventures Tickets.  NOTE: These are not affiliated with the Earth Island Institute
  • September 25 Sharktoberfest at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Shark science, education and fun on YouTube
  • September 28 Sharktober: Sharks of California, online lecture with the American Cetacean Society Sign up.
  • October 13 California Shark Watch Marin Scuba Club 7-9 PM Learn more
  • October 21 700 Sharks film and Sharktober event at Patagonia North Point with the International Ocean Film Festival 
  • November 6, Run for Sharks, Run with Kids 1 Mile, and 5 Kilometer run and walk for sharks, and community health fair. Newport Dunes, Newport Beach. Join us virtually, walk run or volunteer. Sponsors welcome. Learn More.

Want to host a film, talk or event?  Contact us!

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

We are seeking corporate sponsors and donations to support our online education series and community engagement program. Can you help?

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