Save Our Seas M-Sea Programme
The Save Our Sea Foundation's M-Sea Programme aims to gain scientific information about ragged-tooth sharks and to raise awareness of their plight. The first ambassador for the M-Sea Programme, Maxine, was tagged and released back into the ocean in 2004. The Two Oceans Aquarium has subsequently released several other sharks every two years.
How to tag and release a shark
The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the few places in the world that is able to release ragged-tooth sharks back into the wild. Here's how they do it:
Sevengill shark research
With thanks to Woolworths, the Two Oceans Aquarium recently handed over R150 000 to Dr Alison Kock, research manager for the Shark Spotters, who is leading an exciting five-year research project on broadnose sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus, also known as cowsharks).
Read more about the project here:
You can also download the following articles about our shark release programme:
A research paper co-authored by Two Oceans Aquarium Curator Michael Farquhar Maxine's Release (130 KB) Maxine's Journey (164 KB) Maxine's Satellite Secrets Revealed (133 KB) Val's Release (192 KB) Rethink the Shark (129 KB)