After splitting from her brother in Bristol, UK, Finley took a detour to Switzerland and then arrived in Sydney, Australia.
I've been hanging out with Finley for the past week. She's been to work with me, attended meetings at PADI Asia Pacific, we've hung out at the beach, done a spot of surfing, bbq's and drank a few beers - she's been very busy!
And everywhere we've been people have asked me what I'm doing carrying a shark around. Kids in particular are very interested! So I decided to take Finley Shark to my daughters' Kindy and talk to a group of 3 to 5 year olds about sharks and how special and important they are.
Seren, my 3 year old daughter was very proud and that night she wanted Finley to sleep in her bed! Another generation of shark advocates have been born.
Good luck Finley - hope we see you downunder again soon.
By Joanne Marston, Associate Director, Project AWARE Foundation