Sunday, September 27, 2009

Iemanya Oceanica Seeks Divers For Shark Research

The Los Angeles-based nonprofit shark organization, Iemanya Oceanica, is looking for people willing to swim with sharks for research.

Iemanya Oceanica is organizing a shark-tagging research expedition to Baja California next month and is seeking up to 20 scuba divers/snorkelers from Southern California to help.

Iemanya -- named after a Brazilian goddess of the sea -- partnering with the CICESE Research Institute in Baja and Dr. Rachel T. Graham, a world-renowned shark scientist, will travel to a known population of whale sharks in Bahia de Los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez side of Baja California.

Their goal is to apply satellite tags to two to three whale sharks during the five-day expedition, departing from the Los Angeles area on Oct. 15.

Interested divers should contact Iemanya Executive Director Laleh Mohajerani.

1 comment:

Corsair YC said...

Wow! I signed up for this trip a couple of weeks ago and it should be quite cool. I've never done anything like this before. I've since been learning about Whale Sharks and they look amazing. I didn't realize it, but this is the group in California. Maybe I'll get to help with the next Shark that can be adopted online. More when I get back...