|Grantee||r. Pedro Afonso, Observatory of the Sea of the Azores ↗|
|Type of Grant||Small|
This grant will support mapping and studying the nurseries of smooth hammerhead and tope sharks - two globally threatened migratory species - in the Azores, mid-north Atlantic, and other Macaronesian archipelagos. Novel data collected from a combination of local traditional knowledge, electronic tagging, and underwater/drone video census will inform efforts to create marine protection areas in the Azores.