How Watching JAWS Made Me Feel About Sharks

The first summer blockbuster film Jaws entered sharks into our collective consciousness and sparked both fear of and fascination for sharks. Including mine.
The plight of sharks and our oceans is more critical now than ever before. As we approach the year’s end, your tax-deductible donation to Shark Stewards will play a pivotal role in making a tangible difference in 2024.

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Saving Hammerheads along the Baja Peninsula

Shark Stewards has joined Pelgios Kakunja to develop a protected migratory swim-way that connects critical nursery and aggregation areas like Las Animas along the eastern peninsula. We are also working with local communities and artisanal shark fishermen to develop sustainable ecotourism between Cabo Pulmo and Loreto to support a no-fishing zone, to allow endangered hammerhead sharks to recover.

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Hammerhead Sharks Nearly Gone From Sea of Cortez

Scalloped hammerhead sharks have nearly disappeared completely from most of the Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez) a new scientific study finds. The study reported that Scalloped hammerhead sharks, once common, are now nearly absent, especially from seamounts where they once proliferated.

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Saving Endangered Sharks Through Art, and Community Action

November News Ecotourism in La Paz, and at nearby Cabo Pulmo are examples of how dive-ecotourism can support conservation and marine protection. Our goal is to extend this up into the Gulf, connecting protected places with a no fishing migratory pathway. Follow us on this exciting partnership and endeavor to save endangered sharks at of the world’s great shark Hope Spots! 

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The Islands of the Dead: Exploring the Farallon Islands

Located close to San Francisco, one of the world’s most recognizable metropolises, there is a series of desolate, fog shrouded, wind and wave-sculpted islands. Known as the “Islands of the Dead” by the Native Miwok, and the “Devil’s Teeth” by Spanish mariners, these islands have a fascinating history of human exploitation, killing and loss.

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California Ocean Day 2023

Shark Stewards will be present lobbying lawmakers on the 18th annual Ocean Day will once again bring together ocean advocates, marine scientists, and CA decision makers IN PERSON!

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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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