Support Our Sharks

About us

Shark biologist Dr. Ryan Kempster founded the Support Our Sharks (SOS) Ocean Conservation Society in 2010 with a mission to support healthy oceans by promoting better protection for sharks and their close relatives the rays and skates. SOS is a science-based conservation group raising awareness to the threats faced by sharks (and rays) in the 21st century.  Dr. Kempster established SOS with the goal of educating the public by promoting conservation, outreach and research to inspire interest in protecting these important animals. We utilise a mixture of on-the-ground and online campaigning, educational outreach and peer-reviewed scientific research to encourage better protection for sharks and rays, whilst also promoting better protection of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems. By working closely with the general public and a wide range of specialist groups including scientists, divers and politicians, we are able to bring about positive change for sharks and their relatives worldwide.

Shark Conservation

It is predicted that up to 273 million sharks are killed, by humans,  every year, with an average of approximately 100 million. This equates to an average of almost 274,000 sharks every day. Check out the shark counter above to see how many sharks (on average) are predicted to have been killed so far this year.  With so many sharks being taken from our oceans the time for action is now.  We are actively involved in shark conservation efforts around the world and encourages all SOS visitors to get involved and make a difference.  Shark protection and conservation is of upmost importance if we wish to maintain a healthy balance in the world’s oceans.

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