Adopt a Megamouth
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Adopt a Megamouth

The Megamouth is one of our ocean’s most enigmatic shark species. We know almost nothing about this iconic and mysterious deep-sea giant. Recently, Taiwan has had a spike in Megamouth encounters. When fishers catch a Megamouth, the crew cannot afford to release the shark, and they are sold in the fish markets. The captains on this very small fishing fleet have agreed to allow us to study, tag, and RELEASE these peaceful giants, if we compensate them for the animal would bring at the market. Continue reading

ExploreEarth
Projects

ExploreEarth

Hello shark friends! I’m finally back home after a long series of trips and expeditions that have kept me occupied nearly all year. I am totally excited for the rest of the year and have already started planning my next adventures. In order to expand how we explore our ocean, I am designing and building my own deep-sea imaging system to deploy on future voyages. Click to learn more. Continue reading

SIO project
Projects

SIO project

This project is a survey of vulnerable deep-sea sharks in remote and understudied regions of the Southern Indian Ocean (SIO) through examination of commercial trawler bycatch. It is based on the widely publicized 2-month 2012 survey in which PSRC participated. During that voyage, the collection of 22 species, including the discovery of at least seven shark species new to science, gained … Continue reading