Shark Research Institute

SRI

Princeton, NJ, USA

Region Active:

Global

Non-profit research institute

1991

Activity

Marine research, Shark research, Sharks and rays

Description

Shark Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary non-profit scientific research organization that sponsors and conducts research on sharks and promotes shark conservation. Whaleshark research is a large part of SRI and the public is invited to participate in SRI expeditions. SRI also maintains a database of shark attacks, and provides consultants to areas where attacks are clustered to determine the causes and to recommend environmentally sound solutions.

Founded in 1991 at Princeton, New Jersey, USA, today SRI has field offices in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas, and internationally in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Current projects include visual and satellite tracking, behavioural and DNA studies, environmental advocacy, publication of scientific works and public education. SRI also continue to fight for shark protections at CITES, the primary international venue for conservation treaties.