Adopt a Great White Shark today and you'll be supporting vital Great White Shark research in the USA.


Great White Sharks are awesome because they undertake huge migrations. A famous White Shark, named 'Nicole', swam from South Africa to Western Australia. And back again. An impressive distance of 12,400 miles (20,000 kilometres)!

They're found in temperate seas all over the world including the Mediterranean. With larger specimens found in the tropics. Genetic analysis shows that Mediterranean White Sharks' closest relatives are Australian. It's thought that one Australian White Shark (or a few) made a wrong turn around 450,000 years ago and decided to stay.

Scientists estimate their life-span to be 70 years or more. Making them one of the longest-lived sharks!


Point Blue Conservation Science in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service 

The Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places in the world to study White Sharks in their natural environment. Point Blue biologists have a fantastic vantage point from the Farallon lighthouse. Their Shark Watch and Population Monitoring Project monitors shark movements and predation. As well as environmental change, population trends and behaviour patterns of prey.

In 1997 they documented an orca attacking a White Shark. After the attack all White Sharks disappeared from the waters around the island. An event that repeated itself in the autumn of 2000.

Point Blue's research has gained widespread recognition. It led to a 1994 California State Assembly bill protecting White Sharks in the state.


You have two options when it comes to adopting a Great White Shark: Digital (Worldwide) and Printed (UK only).

When you choose a printed adoption we’ll send you our Great White Shark adoption pack which includes:

  • Personalised Certificate
  • Factsheets - learn all about your amazing shark & research project
  • Poster
  • Bookmark

Adopt Great White Shark (printed)

When you select our Digital Great White Shark Adoption more of your money will go towards shark conservation and it is more eco-friendly! This option is available to shark lovers around the world.

We will email you:

  • Your personalised certificate
  • a link to your digital adoption pack

Adopt a Great White Shark (digital)

*If you do not receive your digital adoption within a few days, please check your junk folder*

Related Links:

Download the latest White Shark Report from Point Blue (pdf)

Scientific Paper: Orca Redistribute White Shark Foraging Pressure on Seals (pdf) - includes data from the Farallones 

Point Blue Conservation Science Website

View the Farallon Web Cam

► Read our Creature Feature Blog on the Great White Shark

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