Increased awareness about the importance of shark protection and conservation is critical to the future of ocean health. The Pew Foundation reports that 80% of marine megafauna have disappeared over the last twenty years. Without these essential apex predators, our ocean ecosystems will collapse.
The Shark Collection will build a valuable library of shark images that will be accessible to academics and pivotal in creating persuasive educational presentations and productions to raise awareness for children, adults, and legislators.
Thousands of divers around the planet enter the water on a daily basis armed with cameras. These divers are on the front lines of documenting the world of sharks and their cousins, the rays. We hope to see images of hunting, mating, and juveniles. If there is poaching in your area, we would love photographs or video that will bear witness to this activity. By bringing back these images, you will be providing essential tools that are critical in our efforts to raise the educational bar and fight shark finning and poaching.
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