Shark Watch

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How to Avoid a Great White Shark Attack

October 20th, 2018|

In May, I participated in a stimulating discussion with white shark survivors Maria Korcsmaros and Leeanne Ericson, scientists, surfers and life safety personnel.  Scientists, including CSU Long Beach Professor Chris Lowe, have documented an increase in juvenile and young-of year white sharks along the southern California shoreline in recent years. Tagged sharks, aerial drones and a large [...]

Dive in for Sharks Point Lobos

February 25th, 2016|

Become a citizen scientist, add your observations of sharks and rays, and increase scientific knowledge. Shark Stewards collects observations of sharks and rays as part of the Shark Watch program with the California Academy of Sciences. Join us on Easter March 27 for a fun dive and learn about local sharks at Point Lobos State Park. This [...]

Citizen Science of Pacific Sharks and Rays

February 3rd, 2016|

The Shark Watch Citizen Science Project Shark Watch is an ongoing educational tool of the Shark Watch Program to teach youth and the general public about local sharks and inspire our data collection efforts and a greater appreciation of sharks, skates and rays. Using the iNaturalist App with the California Academy of Sciences, we are engaging [...]

Exploring and Explaining Gulf of the Farallones Marine Ecosystems

September 15th, 2015|

September 2015 Field Report This weekend we visited the Gulf of the Farallones twice, with each day providing unique and memorable experiences.  Saturday we lead a University of San Francisco ecosystems class out into the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. These field courses introduce students to marine ecosystems, marine life and management challenges for both.  Starting with [...]

Shark Watch: Strange Sharks of our Oceans

August 15th, 2015|

When it comes to sharks, most of us are familiar with the big toothy sharks. Great white sharks, tiger sharks and bull sharks, also known as the “Big Three”, receive the most media attention. Yet sharks are extremely diverse in shape, size and ecology and many species are little known or understood by scientists. In this [...]

Sharktober News

September 10th, 2014|

Sharktober- An Annual Celebration of the Shark with Shark Stewards We are celebrating the return of the white sharks to our sanctuary after their annual migration. Join us celebrating and motivating to save sharks! September 14  11AM- 6PM Sailfest and Whalefest with Modern Sailing Academy at Marina Plaza, Sausalito.  Live music, sailboat rides, food and ocean information. [...]

Killing Jaws? Not at Stinson Beach or Western Australia Either

July 15th, 2014|

Killing Jaws? Not at Stinson Beach or Western Australia Either Last summer a critically injured juvenile fin whale washed ashore at Stinson Beach followed closely by a Great White Shark.  While a team responded to the whale, lifeguards observed a 10-15 foot shark in the shallows beyond the beached whale at this popular surfing spot.  The [...]

Taking the Shark Attack out of Shark Week

July 1st, 2014|

It is Shark week and after 27 years Discovery Channel is again performing at its best and worst: scaring us, making us laugh and generally filling the TV and print media with shark stories. Even the tweeters are getting in with hundreds of thousands of pithy syllables and hashtags.  Claiming to be delivering shark science and education [...]