Friday, April 28, 2017

TGIF - Bondi Beach Seal!

Fur Seal and Bellowfish - click for detail. Source.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Elasmobranch Protection in Fiji!

Schedule 1 of Fiji's Endangered Species Act has been amended to include the Sharks and Rays listed at the top. This is on top of all species listed under CITES, i.e. the Sawfishes under Appendix 1 and the Basking, Whale, White, OWT, Porbeagle, Hammerhead, Silky and Thresher Sharks, and the Mantas and Mobulas under Appendix 2.

Yes I know I know.
It is not perfect - but it is certainly considerable progress. 
After the the failed Shark sanctuary campaign and especially, Andersen's ruinous Operation Requiem, others have had to pick up the pieces and try to re-establish trust, credibility, and a meaningful dialogue - and this may well be an indication that things are slowly looking up.

Baby step by baby step - and no, we definitely do not need your help!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Evolution & Ecology of an Ocean Ambassador!

Like I said, this gal will go places.
Very, very well done indeed - and can't wait to see what will follow!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Grey Nurse vs Mullet!


The Grey Nurse of Australia's East Coast population are listed as critically endangered

Story here - enjoy!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Fiji win the Hong Kong Sevens!

And this for the third time in a row!

Yesterday's Dive!

Click for detail.

Like I said, she's a tad exuberant!

Friday, April 07, 2017

Shark Repellent from Australia!

And contrary to all that other shit, it's tried and tested and really works!
Story here - enjoy!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Tiburón Toro!

For our Spanish speaking friends.

This is great.
Featuring the Playa Sardines, the fantastic Saving our Sharks with its director Luis Lombardo and of course Chino and his unequaled Phantom Divers, a proud member of GSD.
Much like the local authorities that have finally acknowledged the many years of hard, visionary work, I remain deeply impressed by the continuous excellent progress.
Well done my friends, I'm really proud of 'ya!

Anyway - enjoy!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Weekend Cyclone?

Click for detail - source.

My oh my.

Check this out - choose GFS 22km.
Looks like we're in for a very, very late cyclone - the good news being that it looks rather weak, and that it will definitely stave off any incipient Coral bleaching.

You know what to do!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Divelink Cebu join Global Shark Diving!


Watch - story here.

Dennis did then travel to the CITES CoP and the rest, as they say is history. From what I understand, the listing has since led to the full protection of the Threshers within the Philippines.

Dennis works for Divelink Cebu.
Clearly the top of the crop when it comes to diving with those fantastic Pelagic Threshers off Malapascua Island, this admirable locally owned dive shop is at the origin of local marine conservation NGO Project Sharklink,  has organized local fishermen to patrol and protect Monad Shoal and conducts stellar research together with Simon Oliver's  Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project.
They are everything we could ever wish for in a member of GSD, and we are proud and thankful that they have agreed to join our ranks.

Welcome aboard!

Next candidate?
Ideally, they should be hailing from the tropical Indian Ocean or the Red Sea - and they need to meet our three guiding principles!
Any suggestions please right here!