TAG A SHARK is your opportunity to NAME a shark, FOLLOW it around the Eastern Pacific, and PROTECT it by supporting our scientific research.
Acoustic tags are attached to the sharks and receivers are placed on the seafloor (Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador).
When a shark with an acoustic tag gets close to the receiver, it stores the data transmitted by the tag. This data is collected
and analyzed before being presented to government authorities and agencies as essential information to influence international
conservation policies. You can play your part in this important research buy sponsoring your own shark tag. Your TAG A SHARK $500
donation (cost of 1 acoustic tag and supplies) will enable us to purchase one of these tags and directly associate it to you.
Our goal is to raise sponsorship for 20 tags and we need your support. In return you will receive the following:
- Ruler of the Seas NFT: Mike Coots, Hawaiian shark attack surviving professional photographer, limited edition NFT. Mike took this photo of this impressive female Great White Shark at Guadalupe Island. This 14 foot beauty is a regular visitor at Guadalupe Island Mexico.
- The ability to name the shark that will eventually be tagged by end of 2021 (exact date determined by Fins Attached).
- Notification when the tag is attached to a shark, including tag number, species, location, date, time, information about the tagger and a video of the tagging (where possible).
- An Adoption Certificate NFT, including the above information, confirming the tagging of the shark once tagged.
- Updated information about the migratory movements of the shark, as and when data is collected (approximately every 6-8 months).
- Access to scientific articles where your tag data has been included.
With your help we can further our understanding of sharks and therefore contribute to their conservation.