Adopt a Shark
Support our research efforts
If you would like to adopt, and name a shark, please contact us, we’d be delighted to offer you this opportunity. We offer tags from as little as $50 to upwards of $2,000. Please note your shark will be an individual, no one else in the world will have the same tagged shark as you!
We work with silkies from as small as 80cm juveniles all the way through to adults exceeding 350cm. If you would like to adopt a curious, bold, and seemingly fearless shark, silkies are the ones for you! These pelagic sharks have been consistently recorded as the second highest traded shark in global fisheries, and with so little known about them in the northwest Atlantic, you can play a part in our research efforts to help them.
Lemon sharks are born at around 65cm, and grow to upwards of 300cm. We are fortunate to work with the full size range, and offer you the chance to name one of the small social nuggets or one of the beautiful independent adults.
Reef sharks are typically curious yet subtle sharks, and we are grateful to work with all life stages, from 80cm juveniles to 220cm adults. If you would like to adopt a typical ‘sharky’ looking shark that has copious amounts of personality and beauty, a reef shark is the choice for you.
Nurse sharks are utterly amazing and adorable, with cat-like eyes and pebbled skin. These sharks are social, complex, and often underappreciated animals due to their laid-back personalities, but with a similar pound-for-pound bite force to a bull shark, these sharks are tough, fearless beings. If you love an underdog, nurse sharks are the one for you.
During our research expeditions, there is a chance we will catch blacktips, sharpnose, blacknose, bull, tiger, hammerheads or even a sawfish, so if there’s a particular species you are interested in, please contact us to discuss possibilities.