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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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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.

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  • Repost from @thomaspeschak: “A whale shark and its entourage of yellow juvenile jacks traverse the western reaches of the Indian Ocean. In the vastness of open sea, very large fish, like whale sharks and marine mammals, often attract a community of much smaller animals that live within their orbit. The reasons for this are varied, but include indirect physical protection, an easy ride in their giant’s slipstream (or on their bow wave) and morsels of food from messy eaters like predatory sharks. I personally have not observed it, but I would guess they have to be vigilant to prevent being inadvertently hoovered up as part of the whale shark’s daily plankton meals.”
#oceangiants #whalesharks #ogt #sharks #sharkeducation #uwphotography
  • @lamaveproject have a new publication out, highlighting the negative impact of whale shark tourism in Oslob, Philippines on the local coral reef ecosystem. .
“The findings highlight the urgency of shifting towards more sustainable tourism practices to ensure the conservation and restoration of healthy marine ecosystems”. .
Find the article on Lamave’s Facebook page or website. .
#philippines #oslob #cebu #research #science #sharkscience #whaleshark #tourism #conservation #oceangiants #ogt #lamave
  • The stomach contents of a dead whale, which was washed up near Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia. ❗️Swipe to see park officials examining the whale on November 20th 2018. 🔹Its stomach was found to contain nearly 6kg (13lbs) of plastic waste, including:
hard plastic - 19 pieces, 140g 
plastic bottles - 4 pieces, 150g
plastic bags - 25 pieces, 260g 
flip-flops - 2 pieces, 270g 
plastic cups - 115 pieces, 750g
pieces of string - 3.26kg
🔸Credit: Reuters/Kartika Sumolang 
Via: @theeconomist.
#whale#environment #Indonesia #plasticpollution#plastic #sea #wildlife #saveouroceans #plasticfree #oceangiants #ogt
@simonjpierce & @chrisrohner from @marinemegafauna joined the Galapagos Whale Shark Project and others to find out more about whale shark reproduction... .
Only one pregnant female whale shark has ever been examined (named megamamma). She contained 304 little pups! .
@simonjpierce has written a lovely little article about their trip in his newsletter, so go sign up now! .
#whaleshark #sharkresearch #sharkbiology #marinebiology #ultrasound #oceangiants #galapagos #oceanconservation