Immersive features4 August 2015

Journey to the Western Indian Ocean

An immersive feature exploring the abundant underwater realms of the Western Indian Ocean.

Photo by Thomas P. Peschak
Magazine8 June 2015

Save Our Seas magazine, issue 3

The Save Our Seas magazine is published twice a year. Issue 3 showcases a special double feature about Cape Town’s False Bay, photographed by SOSF’s Conservation Photography Grantees.

Photo by Joris van Alphen

False Bay

Stories told by the Save Our Seas Foundation Marine Photography Grant Winners, Mac Stone and Joris van Alphen.

Photo by Mac Stone
Project: White shark central

Deployment success!

On Thursday 11 June our team from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, including international marine volunteers, set off to deploy the first phase of acoustic receivers that will form an integral component of my PhD research into the behavioural ecology of white sharks and how they use the habitat around Gansbaai on South Africa’s south-western […]

Project: The manta code continues

Lessons in the laboratory

It’s a standard Monday morning when I walk into the lab for the first time since starting my PhD on the genetics of manta and mobula rays. Machines are whirring away around me and all the other PhD students and researchers are super busy with their own projects. My project aims to develop genetic tools […]

Project: Pollutants in Pelagic Predators

My chemical romance

The word ‘contaminant’ brings to mind different ideas depending on who you’re talking to: dirty, dangerous, disaster. My work focuses on measuring what are called ‘legacy organic contaminants’ in elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and chimaeras). Many of the compounds I am interested in studying are, however, not in the public eye, even though my own marine […]

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Foundation Updates

Eugenie Clark Award

The new Eugenie Clark Award will ensure that the legacy of the ‘Shark Lady’ lives on and that future female scientists continue to contribute to it. Launched last week by the American Elasmobranch Society (AES), with the support of the…

2016 Small Grant – call for applications

The Save Our Seas Foundation invites applications for small projects for our Small Grants during the funding period of 2016. This grant is designed for short (12- to 18-month) and small (grants average 5,000 USD) projects dedicated to early career…

Q & A with Chris Scarffe

Today, the film Mother Ocean will be screened at the National History Museum in Maputo, Mozambique. The screening will be attended by numerous important decision-makers in the hope that they will be inspired to protect their country’s marine megafauna. The…

Seal playground

Creating a magazine from start to finish is not an easy task, especially when you are passionate about the product and the content it features. Save Our Seas Foundation CEO Michael Scholl and designer Peter Scholl were recently at the…

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