Pregnant Tiger Shark Expedition

Photo credit © Sami Kattan/Beneath the Waves

Pregnant Tiger Shark Expedition

Planned Dates: 31st July – 7th August 2021


To develop consistent and efficient management of the Yarari Marine Mammal and Shark Sanctuary, this project’s scope is to investigate one of the key life history stages of an apex predator on the Saba Bank—Tiger sharks.

The objective of this project is:

To determine the presence and reproductive stage of female tiger sharks present on the Saba Bank, including their movement patterns outside the boundaries of the Dutch Caribbean. All this information combined will allow us to better understand the importance of the Yarari Sanctuary to the reproduction of tiger sharks. The data provided by this research will provide vital information for conservation strategies in the Dutch Caribbean and North Caribbean waters.

This project will be a collaborative effort involving the following organizations:

  1. World Wildlife Fund- Netherlands
  2. Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF)
  3. Nature Foundation St. Maarten (NFSXM)
  4. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA)
  5. Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (STINAPA)
  6. Fundacion Parke Nacional Arikok (FPNA)
  7. Beneath the Waves
  8. Nederlandse Elasmobranch Vereniging (NEV)

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Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten Waters

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Photo credit © Sami Kattan/Beneath the Waves

Shark Training Session in St. Maarten

Gear Preparation

Shark Training in St. Maarten

Day 1

Shark Training in St. Maarten

Day 2

Shark Training in St. Maarten

First Dutch Caribbean Camera Tag placed on Tiger Shark

Shark Training in St. Maarten

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