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The Great Eggcase Hunt Project
The Great Eggcase Hunt needs your help to find shark, skate or ray eggcases (mermaid's purses) that have either washed ashore your local beach, or are found by divers and snorkelers underwater.
In recent decades, several species of shark, skate and ray around the British coast have dramatically declined. By reporting your findings to us you are providing important information on the whereabouts of potential nursery grounds. Find out more at www.eggcase.org.
The Basking Shark Project
Basking Sharks are the UK’s largest shark but despite their size surprisingly little is known about their life history. This is partly because of the difficulty in conducting field research on an animal which spends most of its life deep underwater.
The Shark Trusts Basking Shark Project is a great way for shark enthusiasts of all ages to get involved with Basking Shark conservation - help us learn more about these magnificent animals at www.baskingshark.org.
Stop Shark Finning
Shark finning is the process of cutting off shark fins (often while the shark is still alive) and discarding the body at sea. This occurs worldwide and is fuelled by current demand for Shark Fin Soup.
Most sharks grow slowly, mature late and give birth to only a few pups, consequently shark populations are declining rapidly and recovery is slow, if at all. Help the Shark Trust stop the unsustainable trade in shark fins at www.sharktrust.org/finning.