The Shark Academy and SASC are so grateful for the donations and support we received over the last year when we had to suspend our operations due to Covid-19. We would like to thank each and every person who assisted us.
We finally began to accept interns and volunteers again in December 2020, but with so much uncertainty in the global economies and around travel restrictions, progress has been slow. Our team has been working hard to meet all the safety protocols and get back to doing what we love... sharing our passion for sharks and training new pioneers in marine biology, conservation and science.
SASC is an NGO based in Hermanus, Western Cape. Formed in 2007, SASC has become globally recognized for our work on sharks and ocean ecosystems. We employ a holistic and inclusive research approach, working to promote the sustainable use and informed conservation of living marine resources.
We are once again appealing for help to stay open and cover our operational costs, which is becoming increasingly difficult without our amazing interns and volunteers. Our ocean research is vital for many species of shark, skate and ray, some of which are on the near-threatened list due to the encroachment of humans in their habitat.
Don't let this be our final song.