Join Beneath The Waves on an exciting and rare shark-tagging expedition trip in The Bahamas.
Beneath the Waves is using technology to better understand the survival risks facing highly migratory species like sharks, with a focus on open-ocean species commonly encountered by commercial fishing. Satellite telemetry is used to map shark movements both horizontally and vertically, as well as to examine linkages between national jurisdictions. This information is integrated with data from fishing boats to quantify overlap. Given the importance of sharks to certain nations as an economic resource, information on national shark biodiversity and connectivity of populations can be used to inform national plans of action for conservation. Follow-on studies and collaborations are also commonly commissioned to improve scientific resolution around issues related to fisheries, ecology, and ecological restoration.
Sharks and other highly migratory marine species are some of the most threatened species on our planet, due to decades of overfishing happening at a global scale. It has been estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed every year for their fins. This is the eradication of our planet’s oldest and most important marine species and has been cited by many as one of the greatest environmental issues of our time. Sharks hold important roles as top predators in many marine ecosystems. Without sharks, ecosystems can become unstable and risk collapsing.
Beneath The Waves was founded in 2013 as a non-profit organization, Beneath The Waves is dedicated to promoting ocean health and using science and technology to catalyze ocean policy. We are broad in our approach, but we focus our work on protecting threatened species, establishing protected areas, and creating nature-based solutions to climate change. We collaborate with governments, the general public, and the private sector to scale our impact. Our conservation science is driving tangible and defensible conservation outcomes while bringing conservation messages to the masses through our unique storytelling and media platform.
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