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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…