Red Sea Sharks announce partnership with blue o two
Dive operator blue o two has launched a support programme to collect donations for Red Sea Sharks onboard its four Egyptian liveaboards.
Divers aboard M/Y blue Horizon, M/Y blue Melody, M/Y blue Fin and M/Y blue Voyager will be invited to financially support the work of Red Sea Sharks allowing the Trust to expand ongoing photo-identification and monitoring projects, focus on additional surveying and tracking ideas, and continue to raise awareness for the plight of sharks in the Red Sea and around the globe.
Shark populations worldwide have been pushed to the brink of extinction within only a few decades, and as far as we know, the sharks in the Red Sea are in no better situation than their conspecifics around the globe. Fishing pressure has had an impact of unknown magnitude, and although the sharks' economic value is undisputed, scientific data is scarce; information on population status and ecological needs is insufficient or doesn't exist at all.
The Red Sea Sharks trust aims to rectify that situation by continuing and expanding its research on Red Sea Sharks, using diverse methods such as a volunteer monitoring program, photo-identification, electronic tracking, and dedicated surveys.
Red Sea Sharks Research Director Dr.ElkeBojanowski said: “This is a really exciting time for Red Sea Sharks and the generous support of blue o two and its guests will enable the Trust to develop new projects to help shark conservation in the Red Sea.”
You can find out more about Red Sea Sharks and how to support their work at www.redseasharks.org.
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