A few days ago I finished my last project: a short film about the My Fiji Shark Initiative by Beqa Adventure Divers (BAD) with support from the United Nations Development Program Office (UNDP Pacific) here in the Pacific. The project allows keen sharklovers, tourists, divers, companies and other entities to adopt a Fijian shark, that is frequently sighted in the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji’s first National Marine Park and the location of the BAD shark dive.
The revenues from the program will be 100% re-invested into scientific shark research and the creation and implementation of shark-related conservation initiatives. Beqa Adventure Divers is unique in the shark world in the sense of its array of scientific publications that have come from observations and fieldwork within the Shark Reef Marine Reserve. For a list of publications, check out this link.
Make sure to switch on the sound as watch in HD!
Over the past few years, I have researched sharks myself here in Fiji and accompanied several other projects to document their work. While shark research is continuously progressing, there is still much to find out!
For more information and the list of sharks you may become a mom or dad of, head over to www.myfijishark.com!
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Tom Vierus is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist based in Suva, Fiji Islands. This blog is dedicated to his assignments and to sharing some behind-the-scenes footage.