Meet Biologist Joshua Moyer

Meet Biologist Joshua Moyer

Joshua Moyer is a biologist specializing in elasmobranch fishes (sharks, skates, and rays). After completing his Bachelors of Science with Departmental Honors in Biology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Joshua earned his Masters of Science from Cornell University, where he […]
Shark Education Ambassador Jilly Wenderlich

Shark Education Ambassador Jilly Wenderlich

Jilly watching great whites in New Zealand Image: Mike Coots Jilly Wenderlich grew up crawling through tidepools and to this day is still an absolute water baby , working hard to protect sharks and the oceans. She’s an avid freediver […]
Shark Education Ambassador Mollie Getson

Shark Education Ambassador Mollie Getson

Marine biologist Mollie Getson has worked with numerous species of sharks during her time as an aquarist at the New England Aquarium, Florida Aquarium and the Georgia Aquarium. She currently works as a biologist for Bass Pro Shops and is […]
Norman the Nurse Shark Swims into Arkansas

Norman the Nurse Shark Swims into Arkansas

Our junior ambassador Patrik recently shared our first children’s book, Norman the Nurse Shark with a class of kindergarten students in Little Rock, Arkansas. The spotted eagle ray character in the book is actually named after Patrik, so we were […]
Student Shark Tagging with Guy Harvey Research Institute

Student Shark Tagging with Guy Harvey Research Institute

  One of our main goals at Sharks4Kids is to provide hands on experience for students in order for them to gain a better understanding of sharks. Our lead scientist Dr. Derek Burkholder runs shark research expeditions for the Nova […]
October 2016 Shark of the Month Silky Shark

October 2016 Shark of the Month Silky Shark

Thank you to our ambassador Amie Williams for putting together October’s Shark of the Month!   Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) (Bibron, 1839)   Key Feature: Silky sharks get their common name from their relatively smooth skin. This paired with their […]
CITES CoP17: What it Means for Sharks and Rays

CITES CoP17: What it Means for Sharks and Rays

  CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their […]
Smart About Sharks: Meet Illustrator Owen Davey

Smart About Sharks: Meet Illustrator Owen Davey

Owen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator, living & working in Leicester, UK. He’s the primary Illustrator for TwoDots which has been #1 in over 70 countries, as well as the illustrator of iPad App of the Year 2015 game, The […]
September 2016 Shark of the Month: Great White Shark

September 2016 Shark of the Month: Great White Shark

Featured Image Credit: Mike Coots Thanks to our regional ambassador Jilly Wenderlich for putting this post together! She has had the amazing opportunity to dive with great white sharks!  and we appreciate her passion for these amazing creatures.   Name: […]
August 2016 Shark of the Month: Greenland Shark

August 2016 Shark of the Month: Greenland Shark

The Greenland Shark ( Somniosus microcephalus) FIN tastic Facts: *Using radiocarbon dating Scientists analyzed the lens nuclei of 28 female Greenland sharks and found an estimated life span of at least 272 years, making them the longest living vertebrate animal […]