Love Bites: This Valentine's Day, Give a Gift with Some BITE to it!

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Adopt a Shark - Support Shark Research & Conservation with a Fun & Unique Gift

As Valentine's Day approaches, consider reminding your loved ones that you love them AND the Earth by adopting a shark in their honor. AdoptAShark is a perfect gift for ocean lovers, environmentalists, kids, adventurers and animal lovers.

Currently sharks are being finned and fished to near extinction, with more than 100,000,000 sharks being killed globally each year. But as one of the oldest species on earth (over 400 million years old), the disappearance of sharks is having a profound effect on our oceans. Sharks are crucial to maintaining the balance of healthy oceans. So what can you do? By adopting a shark, you can be directly involved in shark research.

AdoptAShark researchers place satellite and acoustic tags on sharks throughout the year - recording the location and time spent at each site, allowing us to map the sharks' movements over time. This information can be used to improve shark management decisions, such as the selection of marine reserves. Tagging sharks is one of the most important first steps in conserving and protecting these awesome creatures.    

Each shark adoption package includes a personalized certificate of adoption, pictures of and information about your shark, stickers, a t-shirt, lots of fun and educational info about marine conservation and a gift card. You will also receive up-to-date shark conservation news and be able to follow the movement of your adopted shark.

Many species of sharks give "love bites" during their mating rituals. This Valentine's Day, give your special someone your version of a love bite by adopting a shark for them. For more information about shark conservation, or to adopt a shark, visit

AdoptAShark is a program Iemanya Oceanica, an international nonprofit organization of marine scientists, educators and environmentalists committed to protecting marine life, especially sharks and rays, and improving the quality of life for those who depend on sustainable marine resources, through research, environmental education and the promotion of sustainable management policy. Iemanya envisions healthy oceans worldwide where human activities are balanced with intact marine ecosystems; where no marine species is over-fished or deemed insignificant, but rather is recognized for its intrinsic beauty and importance in ocean ecology.


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