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To contribute to the worldwide conservation of the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias. To increase public awareness, dispel the myths about the great white shark and provide some hope for the species survival.

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The White Shark Conservation Trust has been established to promote awareness of the need to conserve and protect the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias and to educate the public about the animal. This action was triggered by a personal desire of one of the Trustees who decided he could no longer remain an armchair environmentalist. The realisation of the absolute fragility of these creatures was brought home to Bruce Goorney on a life changing expedition to see the sharks first hand at the Neptune Islands in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia in January 2008.

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Many people have long held the believe that sharks do not suffer sickness, disease or cancer. This is not true at all and sharks, just like all animals, are susceptible to ailments (including tumours). It will be very interesting to hear the results of this biopsy.

Saltwater Life
*Meli Update*
Dr Mauricio Hoyos, got in touch to let me know that the sample he took from Meli’s tumour has been processed by a lab in Hawaii. They are due to publish their findings soon, i’ll let you know once the info is accessible! Until then here’s a short clip of Meli cruising off Guadalupe!

#meli #shark #greatwhite #sharkresearch #sharkscience #sharkbiology #sharkconservation #sharkdiving #underwatervideo #guadalupe #scuba #scubadiving #sharklife #scubalife #lovesharks #saltwaterlife #canonvideo #canon550d #ikelite
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In a blast from the past, this image shows Rodney Fox taking our plastic “lexen” tube down to the ocean floor during the Imax production “Search for the great sharks” It was amazingly interesting using this nearly transparent tube to see just how the great whites react to our differing body language, including turning our backs on them and/or acts of staring confrontation at them. Who would like to try this out? ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

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OCEARCH
Populations of white sharks around the world have distinct genetic signatures. Usually sharks that are close together are also closely related. Yet somehow white sharks in the Mediterranean Sea are genetically similar to white sharks found near Japan. Right now scientists only have guesses about why this is. What is your theory?
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Great footage in black and white

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Majestic shark 🦈
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Sharks in NZ Maori Culture

Many Kiwis are unaware of the cultural significance of the white shark to the Maori people.

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Why Save Sharks

So why the need to protect them, or any other shark? The need to be eco friendly, the desire to protect our planet this is something that is being increasingly embraced across the globe.

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How You Can Help

Sometimes it seems like theres a rising tide of apathy and we as individuals are powerless to stop it. This is not true there are so many things we can do, little things can send a powerful message.

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White Shark Conservation Trust is proud to be associated with the following organisations.