Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Shark Legacy Project

The Shark Legacy Project exists to protect sharks as part of the marine inheritance of all people. Founded by PADI Course Director Peter Wilcox, together with Shark Biologist Giacomo Palavicini, our research aims to assist governments in the establishment of shark sanctuaries.

Our pilot research project launched January 2010 in Roatan, in conjunction with the Roatan Marine Park and DIGIPESCA (Honduras Fisheries Department). The project combines shark diving operators in Honduras with our biologists to determine a dollar value of the sharks to tourism, and so protect them as a valuable marine resource. Recently DIGIPESCA enacted a bill establishing a complete moratorium on fishing of all shark species in Honduras until the research has completed, the government has a better idea of sharks as a resource to its people and a management plan can be established.

Victory number one was recently signed into law, now the research begins!

Want to help?

Visit and sign the petition, spread the word with the links on the site or better yet, come visit Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras and dive with us and the sharks!

Elegance in Black and White - Google Oceans

Speaking of RTSea Productions, when Google announced "Google Oceans" joining it's wildly successful Google Earth, Richard Theiss was on the original content team providing video and images to ocean searchers worldwide.

This week his short shark PSA "Sharks:Elegance in Black and White" was uploaded to Freeport, Bahamas exposing millions of content searchers worldwide to the stark beauty of sharks.

In case you missed the video here it is again: