The mission of our non-profit is to Research, Rescue and Rehabilitate threatened and endangered wildlife both on land and in the sea while
creating Awareness throughout our Communities; through Education, outreach and interactive discovery of the importance of these creatures and
the Habitats in which they live.
Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation
Introducing “The Great Hammerhead Study”
The great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) is the largest of the hammerheads, and is currently on the red list (endangered) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Overfishing, shark finning, and the loss of critical food resources are some suspected causes for their decline. Depriving future generations of such an iconic species would be tragic; studies like ours will be instrumental in gathering information critical to conserving this species.
Dynasty Marine Assoc. and Aquarium Encounters will be donating their time, vessels, and equipment. Scientists with experience from colleges in the exercise of shark tagging will utilize satellite tags (SAT) to record data on hammerhead migration. A paper will be written outlining the methodologies, materials, time frames, and objectives. This will be presented to RAW as well as other marine science related organizations to bring awareness and raise capital for this study. Public aquaria, television producers, and media have shown interest and support through the following: donor funds, filming the project, or reporting on the work. Visit the Great Hammerhead Study website to learn more and stay up to date on this project.