We raise money

to develop enduring conservation solutions from pioneering research
to nurture local conservation action and education
to champion international protection
to inspire a new generation of Ocean Guardians

Who are we?

Ocean Giants Trust is an international conservation charity, which protects the ocean’s largest and most threatened marine species, and their biologically important habitats.

What do we do?

Responding to the global threat of extinction to some of the most iconic species on the planet, we believe that only through integrating international research, with local marine conservation and education will Ocean Giants survive and thrive.

Who do we work with?

Working exclusively with both internationally renowned scientists, and local project partners we offer a new, refreshing and more effective approach to the understanding and protection of Ocean Giants.

Support Ocean Giants Trust

If you would like to donate to the ongoing work of Ocean Giants Trust, please give here to help us in our mission to save Ocean Giants from extinction.

Whether you set up a monthly payment or want to make a single donation, your support will help to enable projects that focus on research and education that drives the conservation of marine megafauna species.

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  • Let us take this time to evaluate our actions! 
This is what happens when you throw something “away”. According to Nat Geo, almost 700 species are now known to have been harmed by ocean plastic, and every year, around 18 billion pounds of plastic flows into the ocean. 40% of that is single-use plastic — plastic that is used once and then thrown away. 
Any plastic that forms a ring can be lethal to wildlife. Make sure to cut each ring before disposing. 🙏🏼 Every little helps! 📷: John Lucy 📍Australia .
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#plastic #plasticfree #reduce #reuse #recycle #saveourwildlife #saveourplanet  #saveouroceans #nosingleuseplastic #singleuseplastics
  • Some fun sharky facts to break up the day! • From @sharkeducation: #SharkScienceSunday⠀
Scalloped hammerhead sharks stay warm as they descend into cold, deep water off the coast of Hawaii, suggesting the cold-blooded species may maintain its body temperature on dives by holding its breath, according to new research by Mark Royer, a marine biologist at the University of Hawaii Manoa.⠀
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"Hammerheads are a tropical and warm temperate species. When their body temperature gets too low, they lose muscle function, visual acuity, and their metabolism slows down. If a shark gets too cold, it can't keep itself moving and breathe," Royer said.⠀
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Royer thinks the scalloped hammerhead sharks may be simply shutting their mouths, or clamping their gills shut, on dives to keep out the water and avoid getting chilled.⠀
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Full article available here: https://buff.ly/2vVLq6w⠀
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#sharkscience #hammerheadshark #scallopedhammerhead #sharks #sharkresearch #sharktagging #Hawaii #savesharks #marinescience #marinebiology #sharksunday #sharkconservation #oceangiants
  • A mermaid’s purse.

It’s the casing that surrounds the eggs of oviparous sharks, skates and chimaeras. 
You can record the cases you find with the @sharktrustuk. They use citizen science to involve the public with shark conservation and research. 
Their flagship project, the Great Eggcase Hunt, began in 2003 and has since had 271,000+ individual eggcases recorded. That’s 30 species from 22 countries! 
It’s easy to submit on their website, and they have guides to help you ID your find! .
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#sharktrust #eggcase #greateggcasehunt #citizenscience #sharkconservation #sharkresearch
Photo: @k4tmason
  • Photos by @elysiabeachresort • 
INCREDIBLE RARE SIGHTING - New born male whale shark (60cm) in Donsol, Philippines. 
On March 15th 2020, the @lamaveproject team received a call regarding a baby whale shark in shallow water. Measurements and individual ID shots were taken and the individual was checked for injuries. It was then released into slightly deeper waters. 
Little is known about whale shark reproduction, so this encounter highlights the importance of the area to the endangered whale shark. 
Well done to the quick thinking citizens, to the LAMAVE team,  the LGU (Local Government Unit) of Donsol and the resort operators. 
#whaleshark #babywhaleshark #philippines #donsol #neonate #shark #sharkrelease