Utilizing Scientific Efforts to Conserve Wildlife
SEA URCHIN REMOVAL PROGRAM - COMING SOON
This project is aimed as a long term case study to objectively visualize the impacts of efforts to remove purple sea urchin barrens to better preserve our giant kelp. Giant kelp is responsible for the proliferation of many species as it provides them with shelter and food.
MAKO AND BLUE SHARK RESEARCH
Our main goal for our shark research is to have our findings aid in the conservation of our local mako and blue shark species. We are aiming to discover a non-invasive shark deterrent to better conserve their numbers and avoid fisheries by-catch. It could potentially be used for beach safety, as well. Additionally, we hope to discover something previously not known about our Pacific Short-Fin Mako species, through tagging innovations.
Photography: Project 1Z - John Harrington
Educational Outreach For Our Future
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
Focusing on shark safety and shark ecology, we hope to better educate the public and steer them away from falsified and fear-mongering media. With education, people can make better informed decisions when it comes to ocean conservation. From school groups to junior lifeguards, we love inspiring the next generation of do-ers and go-getters.