This summer we’ve enjoyed regular encounters with whale sharks, reef sharks and scalloped hammerheads, plus rarer sightings of oceanic white-tip, nurse and guitar sharks. Shark encounters are a great privilege. Fortunately, each time we log a sighting on the Shark Trust's database, we are helping to conserve these endangered species. According to Ali Hood, Shark Trust director, our data contributes significantly to existing knowledge of shark diversity and abundance. Thanks to sightings data, “current sightings can be compared to historic or future shark distributions, and changes can be assessed. We definitely need more submissions to the database”. Visit our Eco Tribe page for more information about our marine conservation activities.
News in September 2009
Supporting shark conservation