Shark Stewards and the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative are monitoring our coastal marine protected areas under our vessel based MPA watch program. On Sunday September 8, we took 15 students from the Masters of Science in Environmental Management Program at the University of San Francisco out onto the Gulf collecting samples, observing and collecting [...]
We will be presenting on use of the OpenROV Trident as a Citizen Science monitoring tool in Marine Protected Areas.
Shark Stewards is a leading partner of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network, whose mission is to help communicate the importance of Marine Protected Areas along the San Francisco and Marin shorelines and assist fishermen to comply with the regulations under the Marine Life Protection Act. The MPA Watch program is reaching coastal residents and visitors, [...]
Protecting sharks and the Entire Ecosystem. The San Francisco Bay is an important and complex ecological system whose influence extends from the Sierra to the Sea. In the past century, the Bay has undergone dramatic change. Nearly 95 % of wetlands habitat have been impacted. Dredging, pollution and toxic runoff have impacted marine life and overfishing is [...]
After two months in Asia, it is good to be home. I've just returned from a National Geographic Explorer's Grant-funded Expedition in Laos. There are no sharks in Laos, but there are freshwater rays, and the real goal of this expedition, to locate and document the endangered Chinese Swamp Cypress. Our team found hundreds of this rare [...]