Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Hawaii Celebration

Ko Olina Resort in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and other community partners will host a Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Celebration. The free event will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a beach cleanup, marine debris art show, entertainment, and ocean education and sustainability activities at Mā‘ili Beach Park.

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A Swimmer’s Nightmare: the Cookiecutter Shark 

Some sharks, like a weird species of dogfish, the cookiecutter shark, (Isistius brasiliensis) are invisible to daytime surface dwellers, but leaves a tell-tale signature bite mark.

First discovered between 1817-1820 by French naturalists Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Giamard during an exploratory voyage, the Cookiecutter shark is one of the most bizarre species of shark to rise from the depths.

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Earth Day Cleanup Kohala, Hawai’i

With Keep Puako Beautiful and South Kohala Reef Alliance  Shark Stewards invites you to a Tailgate style cleanup of the facility, beach, land and water April 22, 20223. Watch for […]

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Sharks at Bioneers 2023

With The Earth Island Institute, Shark Stewards will be participating at the David Brower Center, Berkeley at the 34th Annual Bioneer Conference.

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Biden Moves to Create New Sanctuary in South Pacific Ocean

Shark Stewards, along with several other organizations, is urging managers of the Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA to support increased protection of migratory species and pelagic and reef species of sharks and rays as part of the draft Monument Management Plan, expected by the end of 2023.

The coral reefs of the and marine ecosystems of the Pacific Islands support healthy wildlife, provide climate resilience, and provide a variety of cultural and socio-economic benefits. We must act now to support these important efforts protecting vanishing wildlife and imperiled coral reefs.

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