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Letter to Ocean Lovers

Dear Ocean lovers We are writing to you to inform you of our local communities plan to create a sanctuary from recreational shark trophy hunting within the Shark Bay World Heritage Marine Park. Given their importance to maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem, we are focusing primarily on large, sexually mature adult sharks. I am hoping…

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The Shark Ark Project

The Shark Ark Project is an independent, privately funded conservation project. Our aim is to provide and maintain a Shark research vessel that will be FREE of charge for Australian Marine Biologists to use as a mother ship for marine science projects in Western Australia. It is also our dream that this marine research will help create shark marine sanctuaries within the breeding nurseries of…

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Citizen Science

Well blow me down and shiver me timbers! ANOTHER salty revolution around the sun has come and gone and we now finally find ourselves at SEA aboard the Shark Ark!! What a year full of revolutions it was!! Thanks for all the birthday well wishes for myself and our upcoming Shark Ark voyage to help…

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Birth of a Tiger

There are probably as many arguments as to which of all the myriad species of shark is the most beautiful as there are divers and sailors, propped on beach-side bars, with sand on their feet and rum in their hands the world over. From the raw majesty of the Great White, to the sublime joke…

A juvenile femal tiger swimming free in Shark Bay.. 150 of these were tortured with tax payer funding during Barnetts ill conceived shark cull in 2014

Mother Thaarka

Sharks have never scared me. Cancer scares me. My dad died of cancer when I was seven. My mum died of cancer when I was fourteen and I was raised by my Aunty Jill and the extended family of Shark Bay. The ocean is always the place that I feel closest to Mum. She taught…

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Shark Warrior

‘The Kirbster and I first met when she was studying my beautiful Tiger sharks in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay. Her massive brain and MASSIVER?? passion for sharks has meant we have always kept in touch even when she went back to Melbourne to study her much loved Grey Nurse Sharks that were once considered “man…