Adopt a Shark

Want to help our efforts of raising awareness while helping fund shark research in the Cayman Islands? Join our Adopt a Shark program.

Research gear is expensive. A single acoustic tag costs about $1000 and a satellite tag can cost $4200.

The goal of the program is for a classroom, corporate team or any individual to raise awareness and at least CI$1000 to Adopt a Shark. This will be the “adoption fee”. 

We suggest that you incorporate this into any environmental/oceanic themed module and we will leave it up to the schools or business to decide when and how to structure this (by class, year group etc.) Our team will be very happy to collaborate with teachers or business team leaders on ideas and we are available to give educational talks to kick things off or at any time throughout the campaign.

We want to make the children and adults alike as excited about sharks as we are!

What do the teams get in their adoption package?
For each $1000 that they raise they get to adopt and name a real Shark living in Cayman waters!

We will also provide: 

1. Certificate of Adoption
2. SharKY Mascot Toy
3. SharKY Stickers
4. SharKY Poster
5. SharKY Photo
6. Fact sheet containing general information about the adopted Shark species, and also personalised information pertaining to their adopted Shark.


Additionally, we will provide an update surrounding the tagging of your shark and later, once we receive data from the tag we will let you know what your Shark has been up to.

This year we are tagging beautiful reef sharks as seen in this picture.   Photo: S.H. Snowden-Smith

This year we are tagging beautiful reef sharks as seen in this picture.

Photo: S.H. Snowden-Smith

 

Find more information on how you, your school or business can Adopt a Shark

Want to help us raise awareness and/or funds to help shark conservation efforts in Cayman? Call Karen on our support line 345-326-7599 or fill out the form below:

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