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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.

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  • Repost: @thomaspeschak •  Sharks rarely hunt birds, to my knowledge the only regular repeat offenders are tiger sharks. Yes great whites and other species will snack on the occasional gannet or petrel, but this is not the norm. In this scene, set on the tidal flat of a tropical atoll, this egret as nothing to fear from the blacktip-reef shark. They both specialize in eating small fish that ride the currents in and out of the lagoon. 
#aldabra #indianocean #shark #birdwatching #sharks  #oceangiants #reefsharks.
  • We hope everyone enjoyed shark week & learnt a few things about about our favourite ocean giants! 
Whilst shark week may be known for dramatising and demonising sharks, it is a great way to raise awareness surrounding the plight these species face, what scientists are doing to research & conserve them, and what we as individuals can contribute.
We thought’d we would carry on our Project Stories this week, detailing the work our partner projects are doing to research various shark species across the world.

Whale sharks. Scientists actually know very little about whale shark reproduction and life history. @marinemegafauna & @simonjpierce hope to change this.

The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are the only known site where pregnant females are routinely seen, on a seasonal basis. 
Where do these huge sharks move before and after the season? Do they come to the Galapagos for breeding? To date, no one has ever witnessed a whale shark giving birth. 
Through satellite tagging and tissue sampling paired with photo identification, they hope to answer questions about their location and movement patterns, their breeding grounds and reproductive frequencies, and the main human threats these endangered sharks are facing.

Photo: Simon Pierce. 
#ogt #oceangiants #mmf #whalesharks #galapagos #marineresearch #sharkresearch #sharktagging.
  • Shark Week - Project Stories •

@lamaveproject are undertaking a Philippines-wide shark and ray assessment, using baited cameras (pictured). This offers a unique insight into understanding abundance and behaviour of shark species in various habitats. 
One site they monitor is Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, in collaboration with @tubbatahareefs. In 2016, the team tagged their first tiger shark. 
Amazing work from LAMAVE and we’re excited to see what they discover! 
Photo: @stevedeneef

#sharkweek #sharkproject #lamave #ogt #oceangiants #sharkresearch #ogt #bruvs #sharkscience
DYK: - Blue sharks are curious predators that live throughout the tropics to cold temperate waters. - It is believed they use their large pectoral fins to ride long currents, conserving energy as they migrate. - They are known to be curious and will approach divers and spear fishers. - They can reach speeds of up to 60mph (97kph)! .
Photo: @k4tmason 
#sharkweek #shark #blueshark #sharkfacts #sharkbiology #marinebiology #ogt #oceangiants #marinemegafauna