2009 Events

Former Events Hosted by Sea Stewards

SHARKTOBERFEST 2009 A Success For Sharks!

October 16th and 17th, 2009

Sponsored by Sea Stewards and located at the Aquarium of the Bay,  hundreds of shark affishinados came out to celebrate the shark and support conservation. The first annual Sharksaver Award was awarded to Jim Toomey, Shark Activist and Creator Sherman’s Lagoon Donors to the Silent Auction included: San Francisco Whale watch tours, The Oceanic Society Farallones Island Excursions, OCSC Sailing, Sea Trek Kayaking, Bamboo Reef SCUBA, Coast and Ocean Magazine, Bay Nature Magazine, Original art by Wyland and Jules Barkley, Bay Club. Thanks to Ukulele Friends Ohana,  for live music and hula.

Saturday October 17, Keynote Speech, Where the Wild Things Are by California Academy of Sciences researcher Dr. Wallace J Nichols.
Shark films screened included:
Rethink the Shark Save Our Seas Foundation
City of the Shark Sea Stewards Studios
Sharks: Stewards of the Reef Trillium Films
White Shark Café Sean Aronson
Followed by a stimulating discussion on threats to sharks, and how we can protect them.
Jim Toomey, Creator, Sherman’s Lagoon
Maria Brown, Superintendent, GFNMS
Sal Jorgensen, PhD Hopkins Marine Station
Jonathan Kathrein, Founder, Future Leaders for Peace
Thanks to Our Supporters for these Donations and Silent Auction Items

City of the Shark: New Film Release on the Sharks of the San Francisco Bay.
     Saturday February 21, 2009
World Premiere at the
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival Featuring sharks inhabiting the San Francisco Bay, including Sevengill sharks and the tagging and tracking programs of the Aquarium of the Bay Foundation and the U.C. Davis Biotelemetry Laboratory. This documentary features a look at local sharks, their populations & movements, and the threats and solutions for managing and protecting sharks in the San Francisco Bay- and beyond.
Film screens in a shark block moderated by Sea Stewards Director David McGuire.

Panelist Discussion: Sharks Myths and Misconceptions a discussion with shark experts and filmmakers about the myths and truths around sharks.
Dr. John McCosker, Senior Scientist and Chair Department of Marine Biology, California Academy of Sciences
Scot Anderson, Shark Research Scientist, Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Dr. Leonard Compagno, Shark Taxonomist, Board Member Save Our Seas Foundation, Curator of Fishes in the Division of Life Sciences and Head of the Shark Research Centre (SRC), Iziko Museums, Cape Town
Maria Brown Superintendent, Gulf of the Farallons National Marine Sanctuary
Lesley Rochat, Filmmaker, Manager and Director Education & Awareness, Save Our Seas Shark Centre (SOSSC), Founder, AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA)
Facilitated by David McGuire, Director, Sea Stewards Studios