Austin Gallagher Receives Sea Hero Honors for Shark Conservation Work

Scuba Diving Magazine, 1 July 2021

Dr. Austin Gallagher has shaped global shark conservation for more than a decade. His novel 2011 study quantified that sharks are worth more to the Bahamian economy alive… Read More

Beneath the Waves Receives Major Funding to Study Deep-Sea Life in the Caribbean

Daily Herald, 1 July, 2021

Two multi-year research projects led by Beneath the Waves (BTW), aimed at increasing understanding of the biodiversity of deep-sea waters in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands… Read More

Caribbean shark coalition launch promotes training, impact, collaboration around shark protections in greater Caribbean region

Reader’s Digest, 1 June 2021

Our world’s oceans are perhaps the most crucial component to life’s survival on Earth. Aside from serving as the primary medium of transportation for international trade, our planet’s… Read More

Beneath the Waves pays courtesy call on Minister of Education

The Bahamas Weekly, 25 May 2021

A team of marine biologists and filmmakers got the undivided attention of Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd during a virtual courtesy call May 21 as the minister vowed to do all… Read More

Beneath the Waves and Southern Tide Are Saving Sharks With One Super Stylish Capsule Collection

Travel & Leisure, 25 May 2021

Dr. Austin Gallagher is a busy guy. Not only does he spend his days working to protect the world’s oceans, but now, he moonlights as a fashion designer as well. As both a marine… Read More

Jauz & HALIENE Deliver New Single “Oceans & Galaxies” via Monstercat

YourEDM, 16 April 2021

Dr. Austin Gallagher, Chief Executive & Lead Scientist at Beneath The Waves), shares, “We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with Jauz and HALIENE on this release. Collaboration… Read More

Protecting sharks will greatly benefit the TCI, says conservation expert

Turks and Caicos Weekly News, 24 February 2021

The conservation of sharks will not only support a healthy marine ecosystem, but boost the hotel, diving and fishing industries and provide huge economic benefits to the TCI… Read More

Nurse shark ‘walks’ using fins, bites with awesome power

USA Today, 10 February 2011

Researchers at Turks and Caicos Islands have captured rare footage showing a nurse shark using its pectoral fins to walk and position itself on the sea floor in an attempt to access… Read More

Sharks benefitting from Marine Protected Areas in Atlantic Ocean, according to new study

Oceanographic Magazine, 30 January 2021

Researchers from the non-profit research institute Beneath the Waves (BTW), who conducted a two-year analysis of the long-term behaviour and movements of sharks within… Read More

Caribbean people urged to rethink consumption of shark meat

Loop News, 27 January 2021

Shark meat is becoming an increasingly popular fish protein throughout the Caribbean as sightings of the apex predator near some islands such as St Kitts, Montserrat and Antigua… Read More

Sharks found with dangerously high levels of heavy metals in The Caribbean

The Nassau Guardian, 8 January 2021

In a new study, researchers from the non-profit research institute Beneath the Waves (BTW) documented and revealed alarmingly high levels of 12 heavy metals, including mercury, in… Read More

Why a COVID-19 vaccine could further imperil deep-sea sharks

National Geographic, 13 November 2020

Shark liver oil can make vaccines more effective, but increased demand could harm critically endangered species. Pfizer and Moderna’s promising vaccine candidates do not contain… Read More

This Non-Profit Wants To Engage Non-Scientists In Ocean Conservation

Forbes, 21 July 2020

Perhaps you are an accountant who loves to go SCUBA diving on vacation, or a high school student who loves fishing but does not excel at science. Is there a place for you in the fight to conserve our oceans? According to the non-profit Beneath the Waves – yes!… Read More

New species of life to be wiped out before they have even been discovered, scientists say

The Independent, 19 February 2021

Various species of marine life in the Caribbean yet to be fully observed by science could be wiped out before humanity gets a chance to see them if governments do not come together… Read More

Larger Marine Protected Areas needed for survival of migratory species in the Caribbean

Oceanographic Magazine, 15 February 2021

A diverse group of marine scientists, led by NGO Beneath the Waves, is calling for larger spatial protections in the Greater Caribbean for threatened, highly migratory species… Read More

Capturing wild animals for study can stress them to death. Is it worth it?

The Washington Post, 13 March 2019

Scientists are capturing and tagging more wild animals than ever, using technologies that allow them to keep tabs on everything from honeybees to great white sharks, and they say… Read More

Beneath The Waves: A Game-Changer To Shark Science In The Caribbean

Forbes, 28 January 2019

While most people in the northern hemisphere are blanketed under snow and actual blankets, Beneath the Waves is outside and on the waters of the Caribbean, helping make… Read More

Save the Sharks!

Scientific American, 18 January 2019

Austin Gallagher, the chief scientist of Beneath the Waves, a nonprofit working to conserve, protect and restore the health of our oceans, slings massive grouper heads around a cooler… Read More

The Greatest Environmental Issue You’ve Never Heard Of

Hive Life, 10 December 2018

It’s not shown on TV, but every day, millions of sharks are killed for their fins. We sat down with renowned shark conservationist Dr Austin Gallagher to dive into the dark side of a… Read More

This map shows where commercial fishing boats and sharks butt heads

Popular Science, 24 July 2018

In the middle of the ocean, sharks’ wanderings are bound to cross paths with commercial fishing boats—after all, we are both looking for the same tasty morsels. And now, you can… Read More

Killing sharks, wolves and other top predators won’t solve conflicts

PBS, 10 June 2018

Predators are among the most charismatic animals on Earth — lions, eagles and sharks adorn many human symbols. On land, in the air and in water, predators fascinate… Read More

Sharks, crocodile spotted feasting on whale in ‘rare’ drone video

Fox News, 27 April 2018

Dr. Austin Gallagher, chief scientist and CEO of Beneath the Waves, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization working to protect the world’s oceans, said he’s been studying… Read More

Sharks and Crocodile Feast on Dead Whale in First-Ever Video

National Geographic, 25 April 2018

In the first footage of its kind, an aerial drone has captured two 10-foot tiger sharks and a 13-foot saltwater crocodile scavenging a dead whale. It’s also the first known record of the… Read More

Getting Caught Can Induce Labor in Sharks and Rays

Hakai Magazine, 23 March 2018

Picture this: you’re on board a fishing boat, extracting a hook from a female Atlantic stingray when a tiny, writhing tail suddenly emerges from her cloacal vent. You press her white belly… Read More

Where one predator meets another: tracking sharks and fishing effort

Mongabay, 25 November 2017

Technology above the clouds is helping scientists study sharks beneath the waves.

A new initiative combines shark movement data with publicly available vessel identification data—both transmitted to researchers via satellite—to identify where sharks and fishing… Read More

The New Technologies That Could Slow the Slaughter of Sharks

NewsDeeply, 20 November 2017

Tens of millions of the top ocean predator are killed every year when they’re caught in fishing lines. Researchers tracked blue sharks to see how close they get to fishing boats whose… Read More

Why Scientists Are Using Kites to Terrify Fish

Popular Mechanics, 6 December 2016

Biologist Austin Gallagher, who also runs an ocean conservation nonprofit Beneath The Waves, has long studied predatory animals, and was interested in the relationships between… Read More

Can Breaking Down Ethnic Barriers in a Tuna Fishery Prevent Accidental Shark Deaths?

NRDC, 3 August 2016

When Hawaiian fishermen pull up their anchors and go to work each morning, they don’t thread a worm onto a hook and cast it into the sea. Instead, they unfurl thousands of… Read More

Are South Africa’s great white sharks really ‘dying out’?

EarthTouch News, 28 July 2016

“The first thing to remember when looking at population studies of large, free-ranging animals is that a population estimate is just that – an estimate,” notes shark biologist Dr Austin… Read More

Mark Healey Is the Greatest Athlete You’ve Never Heard Of

Outside Magazine, 29 February 2016

Between Austin Gallagher, the 30-year-old marine ecologist and founder of the conservation nonprofit Beneath the Waves who assembled the group, and the other scientists, there are… Read More

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