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School Outreach; Shark Program

Posted on February 27th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Education, Sharks. Comments Off on School Outreach; Shark Program

An interactive shark program is now available for children of primary school age, from P2 through to P7 (ages 5-11). This specially designed outreach program enables pupils to understand basic shark biology, ecology and conservation. By identifying what makes



“Hope”

Posted on February 11th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Conservation, Sharks. Comments Off on “Hope”

On the 4th of February 2014, at around 11:30 am I was at work at the Macduff Marine Aquarium, as I cleaned the ‘nursery’ tank (a display set up to house shark and skate egg cases as well …



The Ultimate Shark Conservation Experience!

Posted on November 30th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Ecotourism, marine, Sharks. Comments Off on The Ultimate Shark Conservation Experience!

The Ultimate Shark Conservation Experience!
-Sign up for the trip of a lifetime with Saltwater Life & Basking Shark Scotland Summer 2014.

– Learn about Shark Biology, Physiology, Ecology & Conservation
– Observe and swim in the wild with the



Gill Envy; Subsurface Trip Report – Tenerife, October 2013.

Posted on November 29th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, marine, travel. Comments Off on Gill Envy; Subsurface Trip Report – Tenerife, October 2013.

Hit the following dive sites over 2 days; El Puertito, Abades Micro Marine Reserve, San Miguel Ray’s and Poris. On the Underwater Camera Hunt for Green Turtles & Stingrays, all of the diving was with Amarilla Diver’s Tenerife.

The Green …



The Conservation Status of the Blue Shark

Posted on July 23rd, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Uncategorized. Comments Off on The Conservation Status of the Blue Shark


Off season diving in the Maldives

Posted on October 24th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Uncategorized. Comments Off on Off season diving in the Maldives
“BANG… BANG… BANG…” I checked my watch, 3am. I lay there quietly cursing the person who was allowing a door in their cabin to bang rhythmically with each pitch and roll of the boat. This was my first time on


Q & A with Lauren

Posted on August 11th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Uncategorized. Comments Off on Q & A with Lauren

Going through my emails today i realised i have had quite a few emails through from people with a variety of questions, some career related, other’s more shark biology orientated. I love hearing from you so please feel free to …



ECOCEAN Uploads

Posted on August 10th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Uncategorized. Comments Off on ECOCEAN Uploads
Just reported another Whale Shark sighting to ECOCEAN. This shark was first spotted in about 5m of water off the coast of an island, in the S.Ari Atoll chain in the Maldives. Here are the photo’s submitted for shark number


Palau: The End of the Rainbow

Posted on August 9th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Uncategorized. Comments Off on Palau: The End of the Rainbow

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Waterworld Monad Shoal 2010

Posted on August 9th, by Lauren Smith in Blog Post, Uncategorized. Comments Off on Waterworld Monad Shoal 2010

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