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Here the SOSF team will share announcements and insights, as well as videos, photos and other resources that we think are worth spreading. Follow these posts to stay up to date with our latest news and activities.

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An antidote to Shark Week sensationalism

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 about the show; it is a good thing that sharks are in the public eye, but…

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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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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…

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#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…

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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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Enter the 2016 SOSF Marine Conservation Photography Grant!

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is calling all emerging wildlife and conservation photographers to enter its 2016 Marine Conservation Photography Grant. Winners will have the incredible opportunity to go on assignment, earn an income and gain experience under the…

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Lisa Boonzaier on the world’s marine protected areas

Lisa Boonzaier is the SOSF Conservation Media Unit’s content editor. She has also recently led a study that provides a global overview of protection of the world’s oceans. This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of this nature and…

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Sharks & People at the South African Ocean Festival

The Save Our Seas Foundation presents SHARKS & PEOPLE by THOMAS P. PESCHAK The Sharks & People photographic exhibition will be at the South African Ocean Festival at the V&A Watefront in Cape Town, South Africa, from 29 October to 1 November…

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Swimming with Sharks

The 15th Night of the Museums took place in Lausanne this weekend. This event involves all the museums of the city which open their doors from 2 PM to 2AM the night of Saturday. The Museum of Natural History hosts…