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: Global protection for devil rays

Storytime in Fiji

The day was going to be an exciting one! I check my bag once more, making sure I haven’t forgotten anything, before I step out of my bure, a little traditional wooden hut. I am in Fiji, the morning sun is shining over the emerald mountains and I am about to meet some schoolchildren and […]

Project: False Bay on film

Octopus Antics

The accolade for one of the most interesting and hilarious stars on our BRUVs footage undoubtedly goes to an invertebrate: the ever-surprising octopus. In False Bay, we most often see the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). One of my first videos in 2012 captured an octopus that stole our bait canister while fending off a pyjama […]

Project: Angel of the Canary Islands

How to catch an angel

When we came up with the idea of tagging angelsharks underwater, everyone thought we were crazy and that it would not be possible. Tagging, they said, should be done on or alongside a boat, but certainly not underwater! Why not? Angelsharks lie buried in the sand for most of the time, either dozing or waiting […]

Project Leaders

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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