Island Shark - Oceanic Islands as Nurseries for Migratory Sharks

Grantee r. Pedro Afonso, Observatory of the Sea of the Azores
Location Azores, Portugal
Grant Amount 24,400
Duration One year
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.