Over the past 50 years, the number of sharks worldwide has decreased dramatically. Marine ecologists predict that sharks may become extinct within the next 40 years.
Oris supports Shark Protection Project at Pelagios Kakunjá
Jérôme Delafosse is a marine explorer and conservationist, and Oris is working with Jérôme on a shark conservation project led by the non-profit environmental agency Pelagios Kakunjá.
‘Today, we can see fewer and fewer sharks,’ Jérôme said. ‘At the current rate, in less than 40 years, we will push sharks to extinction. Let people understand the full range of sharks and protect them. The only way to save these amazing creatures. ‘Jérôme is also a senior professional diver. For more than 20 years, he has devoted himself to the protection of sharks and dolphins, has produced several documentaries and has been widely spread on the Canal + and Travel channels in France .
The environmental protection organization Pelagios Kakunjá is dedicated to studying the migration behavior of the top marine predators. The latest project is tracking the migration routes of the endangered species hammerhead shark (hammerhead shark) in the Eastern Pacific. According to data released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, hammerhead sharks have reduced their population by 90% over the past 30 years.
This project will study the migration behavior of the endangered hammerhead shark
Researchers installed five Olympus-funded satellite positioning transmitters on each of the sharks. Each transmitter will record the shark’s whereabouts for six to nine months, and then automatically fall off the sharks and upload the data to the satellite. This research will help the fisheries administration better develop fishing rules to reduce the number of sharks caught by trawls by accident.
The ocean research team will be led by Dr Pelagios Kakunjá marine project director, ecological conservation expert Dr James Ketchum, shark expert Dr. Mauricio Hoyos who has documented the world’s largest great white shark, and free diving world record holder and underwater photographer Fred Buyle.
Oris is proud to work with Jérôme and Pelagios Kakunjá’agencies. ‘To bring change to the future of the world’s oceans is Oris’s social responsibility.’ Ulrich W. Herzog, global president of Oris, said: ‘Oris has always been concerned about marine conservation, and through the efforts of each of us, we have saved Endangered species like hammerhead sharks are very meaningful. ‘
5 hammerhead sharks will wear satellite positioning devices funded by Oris
Jérôme Delafosse said, ‘On behalf of Pelagios Kakunjá and the Hammerhead Shark project team, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Oris. By recording the movement of sharks, we can obtain vital ecological data to help future conservation efforts. . ‘