Centre for Shark Research: Dedicated to shark
and ray conservation through its scientific research and
public education programs. The Centre maintains research
equipment and facilities, reference collections of fossil
and extant elasmobranch specimens, a scientific library,
elasmobranch data bases, and public education materials.
South African Shark Expeditions by the well known Chris
Shark Society: Very informative U.K.-based
site on Basking Sharks, with special attention to those inhabiting
the eastern North Atlantic.
Informative new U.K-based page about the unprecedented slaughter
of sharks world-wide, examining such controversial and tough-to-quantify
threats as bycatch and finning.
Shark Research Laboratory: Attractive and
informative page by Steve Campana, featuring profiles
of many of Atlantic Canada's shark species and detailing
Campana's own research on life history of the Porbeagle.
Tom's New England Sharks: Very informative
site by Capt. Tom King, with a heavy emphasis on identification,
natural history, and sport angling for sharks of the western
North Atlantic; lots of original material, engagingly
Roessler's World-Wide Dive Adventures: Informative,
photo-rich site by renowned underwater photographer, author,
and dive travel specialist, Carl Roessler. For the latest
reports on Great White cage diving in South Australia,
check out this page.
Science Institute: Very interesting site
profiling the Salmon Shark, Pacific Sleeper Shark, and
Spiny Dogfish research in Alaskan waters.
Long's Great White Sharks: Photo-rich site
describing Long's research on White Shark predatory behavior
of Sharks and Rays: Fascinating website by
Dutch biologist Peter Bor describing and depicting the
egg cases of many batoids; also includes a page depicting
the egg cases of several shark species.
Terrific website by diving naturalist and photographer Andy
Murch; includes accurate, well-written, informative text and
scores of stunning photographs of sharks, rays, and chimaeras
in the wild. Elasmo Diver.
Interesting, ambitious and very attractive site by Cedric Tisserand,
featuring a searchable shark and ray database; has potential to
become an excellent site, if Tisserand ever finishes building
Sharks: A wonderful, informative,
easy-to-read and nicely illustrated site on sharks for
kids. Includes brief profiles of several of the better
known or more spectacular species.
Shark Mania: Wonderful, eclectic and playful
site by Fiona Webster, dedicated to shark appreciation
in all its forms; features a splendid gallery of artwork
by Richard Ellis, sharky excerpts from literature, shark
poetry, shark clip-art and GIF's.
Mollet's Research: Very informative page
focusing on Mollet's elasmobranch research, based out
of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium; great material
about current research on eastern North Pacific sharks
The Italian Great White Shark Data Bank:
Beautifully illustrated site from my colleague Alessandro
De Maddalena, a young but already
highly accomplished shark researcher as well as a very gifted author
and scientific illustrator. Available in English and Italian.
Abernathy's Scuba-Adventures: JASA is a
full service dive charter operation located in sunny West
Palm Beach, Florida.
Life & Times
of Long-Dead Sharks: Excellent site by Jim
Bourdon describing and illustrating teeth and other fossil remains
of sharks and rays, with special emphasis on the North Carolina
region; lots of original material, including Bourdon's own work
on fossil rays and featuring contributions from many eminent paleontologists
and fossil shark tooth collectors.
Luxembourg Elasmobranch Organization:
Interesting site by Jean-Pierre (Joe) Herber, featuring his
very large collection of shark and rays jaws, photos of shark
people he's met, shark news, plus excellent on-line versions
of presentations and articles about shark jaws and teeth by
Masterpiece of Evolution: The Shark:
Great site by Ben S. Roesch, featuring lots of original material
by Roesh as well as a collection of some of the best sharky
stuff from the Web.
Mediterranean Shark Site:
Excellent site by Ian Fergusson, focusing on the sharks of
the Mediterranean Sea; includes news and illustrated profiles
of Mediterranean sharks as well as a terrific summary of what
is known about the White Shark.
Neil4Sharks: Facilitates collaborations with researchers, educators, students, conservationists, media and shark enthusiasts, promotes public awareness, and conservation.
Southeastern University Oceanographic Center:
Innovative and applied research and to
provide high-quality grad and undergrad education
in marine science.
Community resource for information,
research and education on oceanographic and environmental
course taught by ReefQuest's own R.
Wonderful site featuring artistic black-and-white underwater photographs
by free diver Wolfgang Leander. Sharks are difficult to photograph
at the best of times -- imagine the skill and concentration it
takes to capture images such as these on a single breath of air!
Institue for Ocean Science: Understanding &
finding solutions to what is happening to the ocean, from
its eroding shorelines to its darkest depths.
Excellent, Swiss-based site, featuring a searchable database
of shark species and Erich Ritter's interesting and controversial
newsletter, Shark Info.
Shark Research Committee:
Very nice site describing Ralph Collier's on-going research on
White Shark-human interactions and White Shark predatory behavior;
includes some amazing White Shark stuff you won't find anywhere
Shark Research Institute:
Wonderful page detailing SRI's ambitious 'Project Whale Shark';
find out more about these amazing animals, how you can 'adopt'
one, and how you can participate in some of SRI's field research.
Shark Research Program:
Excellent site from the Florida Museum of Natural History, featuring
news on shark research and conservation; lots of stuff on the
International Shark Attack File, but I much prefer the material
on the biology of the Megamouth Shark and - especially - Shark
News, a very informative newsletter specializing in shark conservation.
Most exciting world shark expeditions listing & testimonials.
Trust: Terrific page from thus U.K.-based shark
research, education, and conservation organization; excellent
illustrated profiles of many eastern North Atlantic/Mediterranean
Searchable archive of discussion on SHARK-L, a listserver dedicated
to the interests of shark enthusiasts founded by Fiona Webster
and presently refereed by Richard Krumm; lot's of fluffy banter,
but also some surprisingly solid, useful material on many aspects
of shark biology, behavior, and conservation - including numerous
postings by Ian Fergusson, Richard Ellis, and even me.
A nice site from Alex "The Sharkman" Buttigieg,
who was instrumental in encouraging his island country, Malta,
to declare the White Shark, Basking Shark, and Manta Ray protected
species in its territorial waters. This site is not heavily
scientific, but it exudes honest enthusiasm for learning and
urgency for the cause of shark conservation and Alex deserves
to be supported in his goals.
Lagoon: Hilarious site from cartoonist and Sherman's
Lagoon creator, Jim Toomey. Using a cartoon Great White named
Sherman and a host of his quirky lagoon friends, Toomey combines
gentle wit with sharp parody to comment on the peculiar nature
on Film: Fun site dedicated to the best and
worst in shark flicks. Each film is reviewed in terms of
shark attacks, shark performance, and shark death scenes.
Nice little website by marine biology student Tobey Curtis, featuring
photos from his various (mostly shark-related) travels, including
him at work on various sharks of Delaware and California waters
as well as some neat images of White Sharks scavenging a Humpback
Whale carcass off California.
Lab: Interesting page by Tim Tricas, featuring
a comprehensive bibliography of scientific papers resulting
from research carried out at his lab (with a heavy emphasis
on electroreception in skates and rays); also includes a
hilarious collection of Larson-esque shark and ray cartoons.
Underwater Video Services:
Commercial page by freelance South African underwater cinematographer
Charles Maxwell; includes brief notes on and some terrific images
of White and Tiger Sharks as well as an interesting photo story
about diving with Spotted Ragged-Tooth Sharks.
Shark Bibliography: Very useful searchable,
annotated bibliography on the Whale Shark by Fay Wolfson
and Guiseppe Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, up to 1980.
Shark Trust for Research & Conservation:
Non-profit organisation to promote
and conduct research, education and conservation projects
on the endangered Great White Shark.
Terrific site by English naturalist Marc Baldwin that includes
not only excellent material on sharks and rays, but also a fine
introduction to taxonomy, an incisive exploration of the ethics
of hunting, and detailed profiles of all manner of British mammals,
from bats and foxes to deer and badgers; the site also includes
many excellent photographs and illustrations by the multi-talented