“Steve Shirley Shark Tagger”
I used a Sony RX10 to videotape and photograph a shark-tagging expedition with Steve Shirley in the SF Bay, November 2013.
“Steve Shirley: Shark Tagger”
All his life, Steve loved fishing and being near water. Hunting for the ‘big monsters’ in the San Francisco Bay landed him a 440 lb Broadnose Sevengill Shark, the largest ever caught.
But something changed. Steve realized if he wanted sharks left to fish for, he better protect them. Steve created a non-profit, Ocean Research Foundation. Using his knowledge as an expert Shark Fisherman, Steve mentors volunteers on his boat to bait, catch, tag, record data and release sharks for his conservation study, in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Steve hopes his data will influence the CA Department of Fish and Game to regulate Seven Gills and Leopard Sharks fishing in the SF Bay.
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Kristin, great topic! Yes, I would love to watch how he goes about tagging and documenting these fascinating creatures:)
Oh, I’m so glad to hear that you are interested. It’s an unusual but interesting passion that Steve has.
I pay for cable and during the entire week, I only watch two programs… Perhaps, I should save that money… Take care and thanks for sharing… Lor
Yeah, Lumar, save that money and use it for some ‘thing’ else! What could it be?
Just the idea of tagging sharks sounds crazy to me. I’m curious to see how he does it. I’m also wondering just how big these sharks are. Looking forward to the video!
Hi Tricia—Oh you’ll find that out and more! Thanks for sharing what interests you the most.