Great White Sharks are a vulnerable species. Here is some good news. Marine Dynamics works with Dyer Island Trust to help conserve the sharks. We were able to make a small donation to the fund on your behalf. Your conservation dot was placed on the shark Slashfin. Here is a little bit more about Slashfin from the Marine Dynamics website:
Slashfin is a legendary 4.5m male shark. He was named 'Slashfin' after the severe damage caused to his dorsal fin - probably caused by an encounter with another shark - the shark cage diving community was able to identify him and follow his recovery for over six years during his annual visits to the Dyer Island area. The fin used to be shredded to pieces and the researchers were astonished to see how well it healed so that now it is only distinguished by two parallel scars. He is still a famous and favourite annual visitor to our waters.
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Our tour company claims to promote responsible travel. Shark cage diving is still controversial because they do bait the sharks and bring them closer to humans. Marine Dynamics seems to be doing a pretty good job of balancing the thrill of the sharks with conservation. What do you think?--responsible or not?