Finally some good news!!! Your voice went a long way and you helped save the Tiger sharks in Hawaii!! Thank you so much to everyone who shared their concerns and made this happen 🏼🏽🦈#Repost@oneoceandiving ・・・
To all the people who contacted the production company we can't thank you enough. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE by taking the time to lend your voice to sharks. We were informed via e-mail that the showrunners (@duo_creative) are no longer planning to film in Hawaii. This doesn't mean they won't continute with the reality tv show elsewhere. We made sure to inform them of the importance of sharks the negative implications their show will have on our oceans health and shark populations. We'll continue to keep close eyes on the @duo_creative project and encourage you to do the same :).
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What are some of the main reasons Hawaiian green sea turtles strand within the Hawaiian Archipelago? Sea turtle strandings were recorded for a 22 year stretch from 1982-2003. In that time period 3,861 strandings were observed, and green sea turtles made up 97% of that (Chaloupka, M. et al 2008). Necropsies showed 28% of sea turtles stranded due to Fibropapillomatosis, 12% due to fishing and 2.7% due to shark interaction (Chaloupka, M. et al 2008). Oahu was the only island to have higher chance of strandings among all the categories! This may be due to increased pollution, higher fishing activity and more boat traffic. But despite the high number of strandings within the Hawaiian Islands green sea turtle population levels prove to be stable. by @camgrantphotography
Went aboard the Steve Irwin at the Sea Shepherd Australia Fundraiser yesterday, and if you've ever watched whale wars you'll know how 🏼that is! Something really interesting about the day that I wasn't quite expecting was how much the issue of marine debris was mentioned and stressed by the Sea Shepherd team. There was even a guide on 10 ways to reduce plastics in your life, with recipes for diy products. So great to see this being communicated to supporters of the @seashepherdmarinedebristeam@seashepherdmelbourne@seashepherd
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Yesterday, our Founder @shark_buff, spent the morning with this great bunch of high schoolers from Mossel Bay's Junior Council. She talked to them about plastic pollution and ocean conservation before they all embarked on a big beach clean. Afterwards they talked about sharks, shark anatomy and shark/ray conservation. The kids were very enthusiastic and we've recruited some more jawsome shark advocates.