Here on oahu, we have a unique population of #sandbarsharks (carcharhinus plumbeus). the population here on island happens to be one of the few sandbar populations in the world that is not overly exploited for human consumption. where as sandbar sharks elsewhere in world are high on the list for exploitation and are “heavily harvested” (daly-engel et al. 2011). due to the relatively stable population in hawaii and the level of vulnerability the species holds elsewhere, the hawaiian population of sandbars is a valuable resource for research. in studies based on the local population, it has been discovered that the sandbar species of shark is capable of “multiple paternities” (daly-engel et al. 2006). in other words, female sandbar can receive s***m from more than one male and use both resources to fertilize her eggs. this poses many questions in the relm of shark conservation because it may or may not hinder a species’ ability to maintain a good amount of genetic diversity with continuously declining populations (chapman et al. 2004). post by @clairestrand
photo by @juansharks
Mahalo, @jennagranitto, for joining us on shark dive and for putting together this video of your experience! we’re happy that you got to see some of our galapagos sharks and get to observe some of their various behaviors, too—including that last clip where one individual had taken a particular interest in a leaf drifting on the surface! ~
it’s always exciting to find out what we’re going to see and experience on each dive! if you’re interested in not only seeing sharks in person, in the wild, in a respectful environment, as well as interested in learning a bit about shark physiology, safety, and conservation, we’d love to have you aboard!! 💙🦈 #savesharks#helpsavesharks
If you’re out on the boat with us, you might hear our crew call out the names of some of our shark individuals like “curly girl”, “egghead”, and “harry potter”. this isn’t to take away from giving them the full respect that deserve!! we do this more to help us track individuals as well as the shark populations. 💙🦈 if you’re interested in learning about our individuals that you’ve seen on your dive or ones you’ll possibly see on your dive with us, check out @oneoceansharks!
can anyone id the bottom *female* galapagos??
who we have on the top of the frame is #sharkidgillpocket a male galapagos shark with a strange round lump on his gills on the right side as well as the cut seen here just behind his dorsal fin. two og sharks! photo by @nate_smith_
It brings us so much joy to share our love of sharks with you all on our @oneoceandiving charters! it brings us even more joy when you share your experience with others. a big mahalo to sophia for coming out on a dive with us and spreading the stoke on sharks! 🤙🏽 #email@example.com ・・・
thank you @oneoceandiving for an amazing experience (gopro footage coming soon), and for showing people that sharks are not what the media portrays them to be. today i swam with 15 sharks without a cage. 70-100 million sharks are killed every year mostly for shark fin soup. #savesharks#oceanconservation#oneoceandiving
Each year the co-founders of one ocean diving make the journey to guadalupe island for further research on great white sharks and their behavior. check out this beautiful capture & write up by fellow shark conservationist @silenthunterpty who also made the trip. mahalo for sharing the love for lucy and for spreading awareness on shark conservation.
our old friend lucy appeared this year at guadalupe island. she is one of the largest females that returns to the island every other year . she has a broken tail as you can see , but she gets around just fine ! so happy we saw her again this year ! also note all the pilot fish that are always accompanying her.
Changing opinions one day and one photo at a time 🦈 #repost@savingjawsmovie@juansharks
the moments that define us, that epitomizes what i love and live for. @oceanramsey and “bella” (the great white shark) grabbing the whole worlds attention over night & changing perceptions when great white sharks needed it the most. at the time studies were reporting great white shark populations to be less than 350 in the north west pacific. ocean and i decided to take immediate action by getting images of “anti-jaws-movie” human-shark coexistence that no one thought would be possible. images that would shatter the perception that sharks are mindless monsters. we’ve worked for decades with sharks and constantly capturing images that get people to look past the fear that movies and media traditionally created and get people inspired to care about the possible extinction of sharks. a huge thanks to @gopro for spreading the video and these images to the world and supporting shark conservation.
One ocean diving co-founder @oceanramsey has navigated through years of shark research to create a positive impact for our friends without a voice. educating others is the first step to make change & we’re so grateful for the platform created at @oneoceandiving to teach others about shark behavior and conservation on a daily basis. read more on our program from ocean below & of her latest project in guadalupe with great white sharks. thank you ocean for always learning and for sharing your lessons with us. ・・・
it’s not the destination it’s the journey. some people are lucky to land into a great career path young, to have solid mentors, opportunities to excel through their learning curve, i definitely did not. my journey has taken me around the world and i’ve learned through many experiences, sometimes relatively dangerous learning curves, and it’s an honor for me now to be able to share that learned knowledge for good. i truly love that the platform @oneoceandiving that i created with @juansharks allows people the safest possible opportunity to experience sharks in the wild while learning about them from a scientific and then conservation aspect. the program supports the on-going behavioral studies of shark ethology and some telemetry but what i love the most about it is the deep impact it has for conservation. one of the phd’s on the project @michelelbarnes recently published a paper scientifically proving the positive impacts of the program.i’ve just returned home from another area where i studied and assisted with research with great #whitesharks and it’s stormy weather so i am missing the time out there with them but excited to see which sharks are out at the aggregates @oneoceanresearch operates at. photo by my love ❤️ @juansharks of another one of my ❤️’s #sharkidsparkles aka #sharkidnikki a manō i’ve known for over a decade, i hope the work the wonderful growing team @oneoceandiving does on nearly a daily basis will continue to make positive impacts for sharks like nikki around the 🌍 globe as so many people travel here to learn about them. mahalo nui loa (thank you so much) to everyone who has supported the project and efforts for shark and marine rese
Our co-founder, @oceanramsey, enjoying some time in the beautiful ocean with @oneoceandesigns#foracause uv manta ray leggings! read about ocean’s experience with free diving and how she has used her skills to study the animals that she loves below! 💙
photo by @juansharks i spoke about freediving a lot today, its practical applications in everyday life and as a tool or skill to aid in my work with sharks. i love freediving, at one point in my life, not so many years ago, i trained professionally and broke the national static record...in training...not in front of the judges at any of the few professional events i went to. i now, and generally always have, use freediving as a skill to be able to get closer and more natural interactions with the marine life i study and document. i would highly recommend taking a freediving class for its practical aspects like learning how to drop your heart rate in stressful situations and for the joy of the sport enjoying the marine environment with just a mask and fins. love these coral gardens. uv #savemanta manta yoga/swim pants available @oneoceandesigns fins by @cressi1946 photos #juansharks@aquatech_imagingsolutions@canonusa#underwater#freediving#freediver#breath#breathless#breathhold#apnea#ocean#underwater#explore#exploreorg#natural#oneocean#coral
We are so happy that you were able to come out to swim with sharks with us, @ryanmcdermott_photography! mahalo for sharing the photos from your experience as well as advocating for these incredible animals! 🦈💙🤙🏽 check out this post on his page to see more photos from his dive with us! ・・・
such an amazing time being in the water with @oneoceandiving last sunday swimming with sharks. constantly having galapagos and sandbar sharks swimming around us for over an hour was incredible! these apex predators allowing us to be in their territory for so long goes to show how gentle and misunderstood these animals really are. it’s very sad to see that over 100 million sharks are killed each year for shark fin soup, cosmetics, as well as being overfished and caught as by catch. sharks are extremely important for the health of our oceans and planet as a whole. if you ever get the opportunity to swim with sharks, i would highly recommend it! was great to be out with good friends as well @potatopan406@underwatermark@skinbd
With sharks facing countless threats such as being fished for their meat and fins, being caught as bycatch, and killed for their other byproducts, it’s important that we do whatever we can to preserve and protect the remaining shark populations. so please consume responsibly and learn about where your products come from; like shark tooth necklaces for example. read about the reality of jewelry that uses shark teeth, as well as discover shark-friendly alternatives, below 🦈 #repost@kennaaloha
although shark tooth necklaces may appear to be a great gift for any shark-lover, you may want to learn more about it and think twice before purchasing one. 😟 ⠀
you may believe that the teeth for all shark tooth jewelry fell out naturally. or maybe you haven’t really thought about where people get the teeth. but unfortunately, the reality is that most of the shark tooth accessories that you find in souvenir shops are actually just a byproduct of shark finning and shark fishing!! which we definitely don’t want to support if we’re wanting to protect these beautiful, intelligent, and important wild animals! 😰🦈 ⠀
so if you love sharks or know someone who does, check out a cruelty-free option instead such as jewelry pendants that are *inspired* by shark teeth (check out my friend’s shop, @thessalonikecollection ) or buy a shark tooth necklace thats tooth is black/brown in color, as opposed to the common white ones you might see. if it’s a dark-colored tooth, that means it’s a fossilized tooth, which means it would’ve fallen out naturally. but still always ask where it’s sourced just to make sure you’re purchasing responsibly. 😉 ⠀
as shark populations are becoming more and more threatened, we must do whatever we can to help save the population that’s left! and to do so, let’s make sure we’re not in any way supporting the killing of these top predators. 😊🙌🏽⠀ #savesharks#savetheocean#savetheplanet#consciousconsumer#thinktwice
Tiger sharks are one of our favorite species for many of us here at one ocean diving. contrary to their reputation, tiger sharks are actually quite cautious and non-confrontational, sometimes taking hours to get the courage to come closer to the boat! 🦈 they’re still wild animals, of course, but there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye & a lot of the fear we may have of them is often based on society’s misconceptions of them. although, sadly, tiger shark interactions aren’t a guarantee when coming aboard with us, we hope that everyone has the chance to safely observe and coexist with one someday to see tiger sharks’ beauty instead of “the monster”. #repost@clairestrand ・・・
i got lucky enough to meet two of the most resilient tiger sharks with @oneoceandiving this day. the first tiger you see is riley. he has a noticeable kink in his back which the safety divers think may have been from a boating accident years ago in which his back was broken. and then roxy (shy female) has a broken jaw which may have occurred from a fishing incident years ago. obviously the injuries cannot be confirmed to be from human impact, but it’s our best bet. the point being that during this dive, the negative impacts of humans upon sharks was quite prevalent and noticeable. and to think that an animal can go through so much physical trauma, continue to thrive and then be able to come interact peacefully and respectfully with us is incredible. we don’t deserve these beautiful creatures, and they sure as hell deserve way better than us. it’s important that we change our mindsets that prevent us from having empathy towards sharks, because without empathy, there is no will to fight for and to save them. and the world will be an inhospitable, dark place without sharks. so i hope these videos inspire you to look at the sharks and their role in our oceans in a healthier, more positive way💙🦈 #helpsavesharks#sharkidroxy#sharkidriley#savesharks no #sharkfinsoup#sharkcull#sharkfinning#oneoceandiving#oneoceanglobal
video credit: @mermaid_kayleigh@shelle_belle_
miss you guys💙