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.
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.
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.
The big business of hearables
Start ups and electronic powerhouses such as Samsung and Apple are investing in tech that can control your noise environment.
Award-winning app boosts mental health help for youth
Young people are up to 10 times more likely to disclose mental health concerns using a new app.
Armor forged through collaboration
The next big thing in body armor comes from the DMTC.
The Price of Beauty
Commands in Nepalese fly back and forth across the Gramercy nail salon as customers are shuffled from one station to another.
Mark Aldenderfer: A Modern Indiana Jones
“I’m sitting around this fire hearth in the Andes that is over 10,000 years old and I think to myself who were these people, what was their life like? It’s about the sense of discovery, fundamentally the rush of finding something new and different that nobody has seen in the last 5, 10, 20,000 years,” Aldenderfer said.