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In 2012, the RJD team reached new heights — 10 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 293 sharks tagged, 1443 shark tagging participants representing 57 countries, 15 high school outreach partners, and 8 partnering universities. Innovative Citizen Science™ partnerships began with companies like Oracle, World President’s Organization, Aimia, and Divebar. TOMS Shoes launched a special edition shark shoe to benefit RJD. And Dr. Neil Hammerschlag presented at TED x Miami. Explore this year’s Annual Report for the full scoop.
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In 2011, RJD continued its success — 11 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 316 sharks tagged, 913 shark tagging participants representing 40 countries, 7 high school outreach partners, participation in Summit Series at Sea, incredible new sponsors like Wells Fargo and Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, and world-wide media coverage including Oprah’s O Magazine, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Washington Post, LA Times, Forbes, and many more.
In 2010, RJD emerged onto the world stage, showcasing its unique and impactful marine conservation program. Combining cutting edge marine research with experiential learning for thousands of high school students proved to be a successful combination. The RJD website provided tens of thousands with virtual learning resources such as a Virtual Expedition for shark tagging, interactive tracking of satellite tagged sharks, and an accredited high school curriculum in marine conservation science and policy. During the year, RJD conducted 90 total research and educational activities in the field and lab, including 59 shark tagging trips to the Florida Keys.