Not just a
huge collection of
Elasmodiver.com contains images of sharks, skates, rays, and a few
chimaera's from around the world. Elasmodiver began as a simple web
to help divers find the best places to encounter the different
species of sharks and rays that live in shallow water but it has
slowly evolved into a much larger project containing information on
all aspects of shark diving and shark photography.
now more than 10,000 shark pictures and sections on shark
evolution, biology, and conservation. There is a large library of
reviewed shark books, a constantly updated shark taxonomy page, a
monster list of shark links, and deeper in the site there are
numerous articles and stories about shark encounters. Elasmodiver is
now so difficult to check for updates, that new information and
pictures are listed on an Elasmodiver Updates Page that can be
The Shark Trust was established in
1997 to study, protect, and manage the elasmobranch species found in UK
waters and internationally. It is a member of the European Elasmobranch
Association and works with other EEA organizations to counter the enormous
fishing pressure that European shark and ray stocks are under.
The Shark Trust's mandate includes:
Introducing effective management on
a regional basis to regulate shark and ray fisheries and ensure that they
Reducing shark and ray bycatch and
mortality in other fisheries.
Increasing research efforts on the
biology of sharks and rays and their fisheries, including the promotion of a
collaborative tag and release program.
Improving records of catches,
landings, and international trade in species of sharks and rays.
Improving management of critical
habitats, including nursery grounds, under threat.
Increasing the amount of information
available to the public and decision makers.
The Shark Trust encourages
scientists, divers, fishermen, anglers, and the general public to join the
growing number of ST members that currently lend their support.
Your membership in The Shark Trust
adds to the pressure that it is able to be put on governing and regulatory
agencies, and helps spread awareness on the plight of sharks and rays in
Subscription to The Shark Trust
carries no obligation on your part unless you wish it to. However, if you
would like to help educate or raise funds your added contribution will be
Shark Trust members receive the
trust's magazine/newsletter 'Shark Focus' 3 times per year. This is a
glossy publication that chronicles the latest work of the trust and has
articles on a variety of shark and ray subjects. Upon joining the trust you
will also receive i.d. posters of British shark and ray species and other
Shark Trust goodies.
The Shark Trust also hosts a highly
informative website with sections on all aspects of sharks and rays. The
site also contains a good image database of elasmobranch species and an
active and well moderated forum for anyone wishing to talk sharks.
To enter the Shark Trust's website
follow the link below: