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: 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 […]

Project: Fishes of St Joseph: where, when & why?

Ghosts of the flats

Words by: Emily Moxham Back home in South Africa, I can only attempt to sum up the ‘D’Arros experience’. A whole host of cliché synonyms come to mind; self-help facts and pocket guide advice seem to be all I can write. If I am truly honest, some experiences pierce you in a way that becomes […]

Project: Deep-dwelling and little-known

Deep drops

When I was first developing a potential project for monitoring deep-water sharks in Belize, implementing an arm workout wasn’t in my plan. Having now completed 43 hand-deployed deep-drop sets ranging in depth from 300 to 550 metres, I have added push-ups to my ‘to do’ list. Commercial deep-sea fishing in Belize is largely artisanal and […]

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Foundation Updates

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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