January 2017 Shark of the Month

January 2017 Shark of the Month

 Spurdog (Spiny dogfish) Squalus acanthias   Key features: The slender looking spiny dogfish is distinguished from other species within the spurdog family by their two spines located at the front of each dorsal fin (two in total) and the absence […]
Shark Education: Meet Underwater Photographer Rodney Bursiel

Shark Education: Meet Underwater Photographer Rodney Bursiel

Rodney Bursiel leaned to scuba dive at the age of 10 and after years working in various fields from geological surveys to computers, he found his way back to the ocean. Rodney is a very talented photographer and we are […]
Shark Education: Meet Shark Biologist Dr. Jodie Rummer

Shark Education: Meet Shark Biologist Dr. Jodie Rummer

Dr. Jodie Rummer earned her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in November 2010 and is now  a Associate Professor at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Jodie was named as one of Australia’s Top 5 Scientists […]
Shark Education and Legos: Students in Action

Shark Education and Legos: Students in Action

Meet the Dynasty Robotic Team ( Robótica Dynasty) from Salvdor, Brazil. For the First Lego League competition they presented an idea to minimize the risk of shark incidents without harming the sharks. You can see their poster below and watch their VIDEO! […]
Shark Education Ambassador Enie Buhler

Shark Education Ambassador Enie Buhler

Enie Buhler has worked in a lot of the same places our team has, so we are excited to finally meet and work with her in Abaco in March 2016. We collaborated for a Save Our Seas funded shark education […]
Shark Education in Grand Bahama

Shark Education in Grand Bahama

Our junior ambassador Havana Gibson recently visited the Bishop Michael Eldon School Eco club to teach students about sharks and why they are important. The Bahamas is a Shark Sanctuary and education is crucial for keeping the community active and involved […]
December 2016 Elasmobranch of the Month: Common Skate

December 2016 Elasmobranch of the Month: Common Skate

Thanks to our ambassador Amie Williams for putting this together. Amie is the project officer at the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme and will be sharing lots of amazing research with us.  Common Skate (Dipturus intermedia and Dipturus flossada) Key Features […]
Shark Education in The Dominican Republic

Shark Education in The Dominican Republic

Last month I had a JAWsome Skype Classroom session with grade 2 students at Cap Cana Heritage School. Teacher Haylee Hanson reached out to connect her students because they were doing a Problem Based Learning project about sharks. We had a […]
Shark Girls in St. Maarten

Shark Girls in St. Maarten

Sharks4Kids was part of the Save Our Sharks Expedition 2016 and before departing for the expedition, we spent some time in St. Maarten working with the Nature Foundation to educate local students about sharks. In June 2016 we spent a […]
Meet Biologist Dorien Schröder

Meet Biologist Dorien Schröder

An internship in South Africa solidified Dorien’s desire to work with sharks and after she finished her master’s degree she returned to South Africa to work as a field specialist for Oceans Research. Dorien gained a lot of experience and […]