Friday, August 6, 2010
While Thayer did not arrive with the bunnies we had hoped he would (you owe us Thayer) he did come away with a unique story told from the front lines of cage diving in Mexico. The shark behind him was none other than Shredder and any lesser reporter might have run away, not Thayer.
Behold professionalism in action and in the face of 1500lbs of raw muscle and show stealing shark talent.
Video shot by RTSea Productions, who else could get these shots?
"An in imaginable different kind of place where exclusivity and its good taste join hand in hand with the magic of a paradise-like scenery, awaits for you at Casa Caletas. Located on the beautiful and unexplored Gulf of Nicoya in Guanacaste, only five minutes from Playa Caletas airport and 30 minutes away from Punta Islita Airport, make Casa Caletas the perfect location for your leisure on the beautiful beaches of Coyote, Caletas, Manzanillo and Ma Pais."
But don't tell the local wildlife in the adjectent Caletas-Arío Refuge where accusations of toxic spraying and a recently surfaced video highlights the need for NGO's in the region to remain ever vigilant against damage to the refuge.
In 10 days time another Shark Diver expedition kicks off with 12 very excited divers.
They have no idea what they are in for.
For those interested we have exactly 9 spaces left for our 2010 season and are 20% sold out for 2011.
Yes, yes it is.
This is smart shark television, well done Discovery, well done Stuarts Cove, well done sharks.
By the way anyone who says that commercial shark diving is not good for sharks should watch this piece, this is pro shark, pro industry messaging of the highest order.
Opportunities for Shark Research, Conservation and Outreach work with the South African Shark Conservancy in 2010 and 2011
Volunteer Positions are available to work with the South African Shark Conservancy commencing November 2010 and throughout 2011.
SASC is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the conservation and sustainable utilisation of marine resources through research, education and outreach. Since its inception in 2007, SASC has developed partnerships with academic and conservation organisations around the globe, and has become well-known in South Africa for its inclusive and holistic approach to conservation and management initiatives.
SASC offers interns the opportunity to become involved in a unique and exciting approach to marine conservation. Our research and outreach projects are specifically designed to promote a holistic approach to conservation, working with various fishing sectors, research institutes and governmental organisations. Join our internship programme and gain valuable insight into the conservation management of sharks and other living marine resources.
SASC is looking for volunteers with a biological background or interest in shark biology and conservation for a period of one to three months commencing from November 2010 and throughout 2011. If you interested in joining our team and would like more details and an application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to our website www.sharkconservancy.org or join our Facebook group for more details about our current projects and events.
Managing Director (SASC)
Oceana Announces Launch of Gulf of Mexico Research Expedition to Assess Long-Term Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
For this research expedition, Oceana has chartered the Oceana Latitude, a 170 foot vessel capable of sailing in both shallow and deep waters, and adapted to serve as a diving platform. The expedition, led by oceanographer Xavier Pastor, vice president for Oceana Europe, will set sail from
“The Deepwater disaster is a horrible experiment on the
Oceana’s scientists from both sides of the Atlantic will begin their work in the
“Most of the public’s attention has been on the visible oil on the surface of the Gulf and the beaches and marshes,” said Dr. Hirshfield. “Oceana wants the public to understand the impacts of the unseen, underwater oil that is damaging marine wildlife and habitats in the Gulf and will likely continue to do so for years to come.”
Oceana’s Pacific science director Dr. Jeff Short, one of the world’s leading experts on oil spills that participated in the Exxon Valdez clean-up efforts, will use cutting-edge science to map the subsurface oil plume. Dr. Short has already travelled to the Gulf where he collected water samples.