An Interview with Patti Cruickshank-Schott on our work at Cocos aboard the Sirenuse David McGuire What inspires you? I was fortunate enough to grow up near the ocean, and I have spent my entire life swimming, surfing, scuba diving… and loving the ocean. I studied marine biology, environmental toxicity and the impacts on … Continue reading An Interview on the Sirenuse,
Pura Vida. The good life. That sums up the experience of the past two weeks onboard the vessel Sirenuse at Isla de Coco, 350 miles off Costa Rica. Life is good on this incredible vessel, with a crew enthusiastically behind the Pretoma team's efforts to document, and tag sea turtles and sharks. Onboard are biologists, … Continue reading Pura Vida. Diving Cocos Island and an Uncertain Life for Sharks
The Shark Fin Bill will reduce demand for fins and will help enforcement in our ports. The Bill has passed the Assembly and Senate Committees and is going to the full Senate next week. We Must Act Today! Please support this bill by calling or sending letters or emails to: 1. California residents: Send a … Continue reading Take Action in Support of the California Shark Fin Bill AB 376
This year shark victories resounded around the world, including good news here in the USA. Last week the House approved the Shark Conservation Act as amended and passed by the Senate and championed by Senator Kerry and Representative Madeline Bordallo. This bill will close loopholes allowing landing of sharks with fins unattached, and strengthens importation … Continue reading Victories for Sharks in 2010 & Work to do
With the hope of protecting the ocean’s most important predator, the US Congress has toughened laws for shark protection and limits loopholes in laws to reduce shark finning. Many species of sharks are facing extinction due to a growing demand for the delicacy shark fin soup. "Shark finning has fueled massive population declines and irreversible … Continue reading Setting our Sights on Sharks. House Passes Shark Conservation Act.
It is no secret that more fishermen have been targeting sharks on the San Francisco Bay. Several articles and blogs have reported and Party boat's from Pier 39 and Fishermen's Wharf have shifted focus from the vanishing stocks to the last big, (and poorly managed) fish in the Bay. Sharks. A recent article in the … Continue reading Overfishing the San Francisco Bay: Are Sharks next?
Fall is in the air and following a week of rains from an intense Pacific storm, the Outer Limits steamed west beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in search of whales, sharks and other wildlife. Sunday was Halloween and Giants fever spread to the ocean as several passengers donned the orange and black and one … Continue reading The Real San Francisco Giants Playing on Halloween
Young Surfer dies in Fatal Shark Attack In grade school we learn to look both ways before crossing the street. We know that we share the ocean with sharks. Why is it such a shock when there is a shark attack when the sharks are frequenting our waters? It’s a risk, a known risk, yet … Continue reading White Shark Attacks and The Devil’s Teeth
There’s a New Sherrif in Town Each fall the White Sharks return to the Marin shoreline and the Gulf of the Farallones. These enigmatic apex predators are returning after an epic ocean voyage, the course and destination that only recently have been discovered. We know from biologists stationed on the islands that there is a … Continue reading Great White Sharks: There’s a New Sheriff in Town
Each fall the White Sharks return to the Marin shoreline to feed in the rich waters of the Gulf of the Farallones. These enigmatic apex predators are returning after an epic ocean voyage crossing the ocean from a communal area thousands of miles offshore in what is termed the White Shark Cafe. Local surfers call … Continue reading Celebrate the return of the White Sharks