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: New tag, better tracking

Testing the first prototype…..

Developing a low-cost instrument to track marine animals can be challenging. The instruments most used for this purpose are the Argos satellite transmitters, but they are very expensive and, in some cases, imprecise in estimating the real position of the animal. The instrument I want to develop would use a channel different from satellite to […]

Project: Great Barrier Reef’s sharks of the deep

Sharks in the deep: how and why are they different?

Deep-water ecosystems are unlike any other habitat on our planet. Imagine (if you can!) living in a world 200 metres below the ocean’s surface. At this depth sunlight is very limited and the temperature is usually cold and unchanging. What little light exists is produced by other species through chemical reactions. But is it being […]

Project: Pristine habitat, pristine population

Mysterious Manta Movements

One of the most exciting aspects of conducting marine research is that you can be studying animals that are up to five metres across and have no idea where they are, where they go or why they choose to visit one location over another. Reef manta rays (Manta alfredi) are known to visit the waters […]

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Foundation Updates

Shark Senses Virtual Reality Exhibit at SOSF’s Shark Education Scoops International Award

The Save Our Seas Foundation’s Shark Education Centre in Kalk Bay, South Africa has been upgrading and adding new exhibits, with an emphasis on creating an experience for visitors that is unique, educational and fun, and the brand new Shark…

D’Arros and St Joseph Special Reserve: Shaped by Shark Tracking

New research from the Save Our Seas Foundation D’Arros Research Centre, in collaboration with the Marine Biological Association of the UK, enhances the design of a marine protected area. How do you decide on the size and shape of a…

An antidote to Shark Week sensationalism

Tourists swim with Carribean reef sharks at Bimini Island in the Bahmas. Photo by Shin Arunrugstichai It's the last week of June and that means one thing in the shark world: Discovery Shark Week. Most shark scientists have mixed feelings…

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…

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