Establishing a Shark Shelter in the Waters Around the Phillipines

May 6, 2019

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When it comes to sharks, great whites and the risk to human swimmers have dominated public attention in the northeast recently. But, there are hundreds of species of sharks, and for most of them, in most of the world, humans are a far greater threat to sharks than the other way around. That’s why Anna Oposa is working to establish a shark shelter in the waters around the Phillippines.

She is the co-founder, Executive Director and Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas —a non-profit that aims to protect the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources. Anna will be giving a talk at the New England Aquarium on Thursday, May 9th