July 07, 2008


Support Shark Research and Conservation.-

The Shark Trust adoption programme supports and funds conservation projects and research into sharks in the United Kingdom and California. By adopting a Basking or Great White Shark you will contribute directly to the Trusts important work, ensuring the future survival of these fascinating but threatened animals. After the initial adoption pack, further reports on the sharks are posted on the adoption pages.

You can adopt a Basking Shark (
Cetorhinus maximus), the second largest fish in the sea, which has long been a regular visitor to the British Isles, complete with its own place in history and legend. Or, a Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias), which can be found in temperate seas all over the world, for example, France to South Africa, including the Mediterranean.

www.baskingsharks.org – The Basking Shark Project website
www.sharktrust.org/sd - The online Sightings Database





Photobucket For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives. Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks, into a fight for his life, and that of humankind.