Shark week
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July 2019
Happy 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 it real,  our team is diving with hammerheads and mobula rays in a reality shark week that combines tangible shark protection and a diveadventure. We are currently working in the Coral Triangle assessing shark catch and fin trade, and partnering with the Sustainable Oceanic, Research, Education, Conservation and Environment (SORCE), a new Conservation Center in the Secret Gilies at Lombok Island. The site is adjacent to the Marine Protected Area Gita Nada (MPA) in West Nusa Tenggara and is surrounded by beautiful reefs. We are helping set up a scientific monitoring program to log species (including sharks and rays) and identify hotspots to protect from increasing fishing pressure and the potential for unsustainable development. Unfortunately, serious risks exist from fish bombs to overfishing.
Make sure to come diving in 2020 at the new conservation center!Read About our New Project on NatGeo Open Explorer

When we aren’t searching to study or save sharks, we are swimming for them. Starting in San Francisco in 2013 we have been swimming for sharks to raise awareness in a fun and healthy way. The first swim was the 2.5 around Alcatraz Island, famed for the shark “infested waters;” (we call them inhabited).

Want to help?  Adopt a shark  and keep them swimming.
See the Film . Besides Alcatraz, we have transected the SF Bay and swam around an island in Malaysia where we helped reintroduce sharks and where conservation partners at the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRACC) are restoring the reef and protecting the marine life. 

This year, with SORCE, a group swam to Asahan Island and back, including Wolfy (age 8), Willy (aged 6, above, and  4-year-old Olly who paddled in the shallows) while our friends back home swam in the San Francisco Bay. Check it out on our You Tube channel.

We are encouraging swimmers across the world ocean to jump in and shout our for sharks on social media including instagram @sharkstewards. Follow the adventure on National Geographic Open Explorer.
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Since 2003 Shark Stewards has worked in policy and advocacy against shark finning and the fin trade to save sharks from extinction. Sign the USA shark fin ban petition, social share on Instagram or donate to support our work. Or come to our events and volunteer!
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Events & Volunteer Opportunities .

August – September 1
Timor Leste MPA, National Ecotourism Launch, Shark Protection and Shark Sanctuary Filming and Survey
Follow the adventure on National Geographic Open Explorer.

August-Sept 1 
Timor Leste MPA, Ecotourism Launch Shark Protection and Shark Sanctuary Filming and Survey.
Follow the adventure on National Geographic Open Explorer.

FALL EVENTS
September 15, 22, 29 Farallon Island Expeditions
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September 27 Sharks and Sanctuary
Photo exhibition launch at Canessa Gallery
San Francisco

September 28 Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary
Family shark fun at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary HQ, Crissy Field
11AM – 4 PM (Volunteer!)

September 28 Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary
Family shark fun at the Greater Farallones National marine Sanctuary HQ, Crissy Field 11AM – 4 PM

October 3 Sharktoberfest California Academy of Sciences
Launch of documentary Hidden Pacific, panel discussion, shark science and fun 6-10 PM

October 13-17 Guadalupe Island White Shark Expedition
Exclusive trip led by Shark Stewards
Tickets Available
With your support, we keep sharks swimming and the ocean healthy.
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