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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  • Repost: @sharkeducation •  The scales of sharks are called dermal denticles which translates to "skin teeth." This gives sharks a rough texture and but also hydrodynamic power. Oceanic Whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) have dermal denticles that lay relatively flat and with 5-7 ridges. These broad scales only overlap slightly leaving some skin exposed. This gives them a smoother texture than other sharks. (Castro 2011)⠀
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Castro, J.I. (2011). The Sharks of North America. Oxford University Press, USA: pp. 438-440.⠀
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#oceanicwhitetip #whitetip #scales #sharkscales #sharkfacts #openocean #science#ogt #oceangiants #marinebiology #sharkscience
  • We think this whale shark photo is epic! 
Repost: @gonzo_araujo • 
The whale shark is the world's largest fish, and recent estimates put their maximum growth to 19.4 m, how crazy is that?! Pretty big indeed! In the Philippines most whale sharks are between 4 and 6 m, with the largest occurring in Donsol, Sorsogon. Have you seen a big whale shark before?!
This 📷 was taken in Southern Leyte last January with @lamaveproject and @siren_fleet (trip Jan 2020!)
#whaleshark #fact #Philippines #ogt #oceangiants #shark #funfactfriday
  • Thanks to a pioneering partnership between Ocean Giants Trust and @plymuni, a series of scholarships have been awarded to marine biology and conservation undergraduates.

The first Ocean Giants Scholars will get to complement their studies by working alongside charities based in locations such as Mexico, Mozambique, the Philippines and Tanzania for the next three years.

This will include a placement during the students’ third year, when they will get the chance to travel and see the charities' work first hand.

The five scholars, and their selected deputies, will also work with the Trust to set up their own charity to support the organisations, and ensure the partnership becomes self-sustaining in the future.

@lamaveproject @marinemegafauna @mantamexicocaribe 
Sea Sense. 
Photo: @simonjpierce
  • “Something to bare in mind this summer! 😎 
Researchers found that the chemical oxybenzone has toxic effects on young coral that causes endocrine disruption, DNA damage and death of coral, among other the problems. Oxybenzone also exacerbates coral bleaching which has been particularly prevalent in recent years due to rising sea temperatures.

Currently, somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters coral reef areas around the world each year... That’s a lot of sunscreen considering how little it takes to cause toxic effects. 
Sunscreen is part of a long list of threats to coral reefs that includes pollution, overfishing and climate change. Beyond their impressive appearance, coral reefs play an important role for local communities and the world at large. For one, they contribute to local economies through tourism and sustain ecosystems where people can fish. Reefs also protect the global environment by serving as carbon sinks, absorbing carbon dioxide that would otherwise contribute to global warming.” http://time.com/4080985/sunscreen-coral-reefs/

Infographic: @gilisharkconservation 
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#sunscreen #suncream #summer #sunburn #suntan #coralreef #ecofriendly