Guttridge x Winram for Discover Sharks

Shark publicists Annie Guttridge and William Winram discuss the role social media plays in shark conservation. Interview conducted on @discoversharks Instagram Live feed.

The Shark Capital of the World

“Without water, no life. No blue, no green.” For countries which rely heavily on eco-tourism, this message hits close to home. With no blue, there are no greenbacks.

Flying with Sea Eagles

The eagle ray closest to me noticed my presence but did not power off. Instead, it swiveled its head towards me and held my gaze. Wings extended gracefully, I could feel the silken flap of its fin against my shoulder as it maneuvered gently past.

Eye of the Tiger

Dawn patrol check on the eastern edge of the Main Lagoon. The data the lab collects from these 24-hour long line surveys will help determine if Bimini is a nursery ground for tiger sharks.

Hammer Time

We have been baiting for an hour and all we have encountered are nurse sharks and the occasional jack. Occupied by their foraging below, my back is turned away from the boat. “Kara! Turn around!” Swiveling, I come face to face with a great hammerhead.

To Catch a Stingray

Just off our bow, I see a large patch of raised sand beneath the mangroves. Closing in, a whip-like tail and spiracles become visible under the silt.

S.S. Sapona

Bimini is an island of shipwrecks. Some intentionally abandoned, others cast away and run aground by the force of hurricanes.

Family Shark Dive

I can see them finning before I enter the water. Even without bait the reef sharks are already in position.