Grants17 June 2015

SMALL GRANT entries are now open!

For short and small projects dedicated to early career scientists. Deadline: July 31, 2015

Photo by Rainer von Brandis | © Save Our Seas Foundation
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: Fighting fish bombers

Fighting fish bombing with high tech

Marine Conservation Society Fishing with explosives, although illegal, remains a very significant threat to coral reefs in certain parts of the world. In Sabah, East Malaysia (Borneo), the weapon of choice is the ‘bottle bomb’, a home-made device that is packed with a mixture of kerosene and fertiliser and ignited by a fuse. It is […]

Project: Refuges and risks: transboundary tiger sharks

Cosmopolitan tiger sharks

Words by: Ryan and Clare Daly The end of the summer season is an exciting time for us as we download information from our underwater acoustic receivers. The receivers record the presence (and absence) of tagged tiger sharks at our study site in the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve in southern Mozambique. For nine […]

Project: Global tiger shark connections

Out of the lab, into the field

As a shark geneticist at the Save Our Seas Shark Research Center (SOSSRC) in Florida, USA, I don’t get into the field very often. So when an opportunity comes my way to shed my lab coat and head out to the open ocean, I jump at it. Don’t get me wrong; I love what I […]

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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…

Galapagos BRUV expedition reveals first footage of rare hound shark in the wild

The Galapagos Islands are inhabited by a diversity of species, both terrestrial and marine, so vast that it was among the insights that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Researchers David Acuña and Dr Pelayo Salinas de León from the…

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