Save Our Seas Magazine17 June 2016

Explore issue 5 of the Save Our Seas magazine

Photo by Mohammed Sharee
Leafy seadragon photographed at sunrise off the Rapid Bay Jetty, SA, Australia. Photo by Justin Gilligan.
Photo by Rainer von Brandis
Project: Tracking Bimini’s sharks

Tagging tigers on the line


In the glowing light of emerging daybreak I could barely see the numbers on my watch: 6.30. The air was chilly and all I could hear was the gentle slapping of water against the hull of the boat. The bow turned towards the Tiger Grounds, we picked up speed and I curled up contentedly in my […]

Project: Baby sharks sharing space

Sharks, sharks, sharks

It was 5 pm on a Friday, the train station in Bern, Switzerland, was crowded with people rushing home from work and I was standing there waiting for a seven-year-old boy called Adrián and Zaira, his mother. Zaira had contacted me and asked me to teach her son something about his biggest passion: sharks! I […]

Project: Catching devils on camera

Solving the devil’s mysteries

As truly oceanic creatures, Chilean devil rays Mobula tarapacana offer researchers few opportunities to unravel the mystery of their lives. Thankfully, these animals do gather in big schools at some specific places, called sea mounts (see previous post). These gatherings give researchers the opportunity to study the devil rays in their natural habitat so that […]

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Foundation Updates

Dr Jeanne A. Mortimer receives award honouring her life as ‘Madanm Torti’

In March, the International Sea Turtle Society (ISTS) awarded Dr Jeanne A. Mortimer with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to sea turtles, a vocation that has spanned four decades. The award was announced at the 36th Annual ISTS…

Sawfish silver lining in Mexico

Mexico is among the places in the world where sawfishes used to be abundant, but sightings of them in the country have been hard to come by in recent years and difficult to confirm – until last week. Sawfishes are…

#goodsharkkarma 2015: the tribe

#goodsharkkarma is all about developing a positive and respectful relationship with the most feared fish in the sea. Every year in early December, thousands of beach-goers descend on Clifton 4th Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Wavescape Surf…

Back into the wild

It’s noon and I’m locking the door to my office in Geneva. It’s 10 °C, cold for this time of the year… Winter is coming. Photos by Nadia Bruyndonckx © Save Our Seas Foundation

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