Friday, July 17, 2009

Sharks Leave Their Mark

This week’s science meeting, led by Steph, introduced the volunteers to an issue new to many of them – the shark-finning trade and its impacts on this top predator’s populations, and the health of the world’s oceans.

With excerpts from the documentary Shark Water, and Steph’s experience working with these oft-misunderstood creatures from her time at Pretoma (Randall Arauz, President of PRETOMA recently received the UK's top conservation prize - the Whitley Gold Award from HRH Princess Ann at the Royal Geographical Society in London), everyone came away armed with knowledge and the desire to work towards changing the situation.