The billion $ shark

Issue 08

Meet the mako shark / Find out what impact micro and nanoplastics have on whale populations / Join the Barbados Sea Turtle Project / Travel to the most plastic-polluted island in the world / Learn more about why sand tiger shark numbers continue to recover along the east coast of the US



Shark biologist and freediver Riley Elliott reveals his personal shark story, his connection with mako sharks and why it is critical the species achieves increased protection at the upcoming CITES conference.


As the amount of micro and nanoplastics in the ocean rises, what impact is this having on whale populations? A team of scientists and researchers set sail in the North Atlantic to find out.


The Barbados Sea Turtle Project has been running for more than 30 years, its team working to protect foraging and resident sea turtles from myriad dangers. As an endangered and keystone species, what more needs to be done to protect them?


A personal account of a recent multidisciplinary expedition to the most plastic-polluted island in the world, in the recently- formed Pitcairn Island Marine Reserve. What does the future hold for the protected Henderson Island, and can it be cleaned-up?


After a 70-90% population decline towards the end of the last century due to overfishing, sand tiger shark numbers continue to recover along the east coast of the US. In North Carolina, species recovery is particularly strong. Why?


behind the lens (in association with sealegacy)

Each issue, we chat with one of the world’s leading ocean photographers and showcase a selection of their work. In this edition, we meet Brazilian photographer and SeaLegacy Collective member, Luciano Candisani.


  • Freediver and founder of I AM WATER, Hanli Prinsloo, looks at the nature of sharks and how each species is unique from the next. That variety, she says, should be celebrated and enjoyed.

  • Shark Week presenter and Veterans for Wildlife director, James Glancy, talks about his connection with sharks, the critical role they play in ocean health and his hopes for better protection.

  • The team at Project AWARE, Oceanographic’s primary charity partner, discuss how community and collaboration are critical to claiming victories for the ocean and the species that inhabit it.

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