endangered sharks

Date: 
Sep. 02/11
Emplacement: 
Shark Island Koh Tao 84360
Thailand
10° 3' 44.1684" N, 99° 50' 45.186" E

To help raise awareness on the threats facing global and local shark populations we will join with Dive Tribe, local businesses, and others to purchase and release sharks back into the sea. This will be coordinated with other releases being organized by groups in Phuket and Pattaya for the same day.

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After watching the movie Shark Water, we knew we had to do something to educate the local people of Costa Rica.  Make them aware that shark finning is not cool!

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We are emptying the ocean of sharks. As a diver and a global citizen acting locally, you can play a critical role in saving sharks. Here’s why your actions to protect sharks are so important:

Nearly one out of five shark species is classified by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as Threatened with extinction. That doesn’t even include hundreds of species (almost half of all sharks) whose population status cannot be assessed because of lack of information. Scientists warn that, in actuality, a third of sharks might already be threatened.

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