Ocean Encounters expands its expedition program in support of ocean conservation

“I am very pleased to be able to announce after months of work and discussions that we have found partial funding to support the purchase of tags, receivers and other material that is essential for many research projects involving sharks” says Ocean Encounters co- founder William Winram.

Therefore, in 2012, William and Fred Buyle will be assisting four different scientific expeditions, two in the Indian Ocean and two in the Pacific Ocean, working in four different locations and with six different species of sharks.

This partial funding will allow William and Fred to offer not only their support in doing the in-water work but it will finance much of the necessary equipment to help ensure that these scientific projects are successful.

Although the funding is extremely welcome and helpful, the Ocean Encounters Team is reaching out to the general public in search of individuals who are wanting to experience shark conservation in action. Their participation will help realize complete success of these expeditions.

To find out how you can make a difference in shark conservation and experience these animals up close and personal, contact sharks@oceanencounters.net.