About Saving Jaws
Follow Ocean Ramsey, renowned marine biologist, and Juan Oliphant, award-winning underwater wildlife photographer, on their journey to combat the negative media associated with sharks. Watch them travel the world to uncover the reality of shark behavior and speak out for sharks’ well-being. With the majority of media coverage focusing on the small percentage of negative shark encounters, this team will attempt to change the narrative on sharks for the better. Perception is everything and Saving Jaws has the goal of turning media coverage on sharks in a positive direction.
Please keep an eye out for the release of Saving Jaws this year!
Directed by @KeoniShoots Brando Keoni Bowthorpe
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See where and when the next "Saving Jaws" Screening will be.
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Ways to Help and Get Involved
Reach out to businesses serving shark, shark fin soup, or any product derived from shark. We have a pre-drafted letter that anyone can print out and simply fill in the name of the offending company and the type of shark-derived item they are selling and send it to them. It's a quick easy email that explains to them the current state of sharks, what their choices stand to do, how you as an educated consumer are trying to help them and the greater community by requesting that they stop supporting the destruction of sharks and the marine ecosystem.
Become a conscious consumer and take the pledge not to consume shark products! Consumption of shark products including shark meat and shark fin soup can have serious adverse impacts on human health, as sharks are at the top of the food chain and often bioaccumulate heavy metals and toxins. Shark meat is sold under a variety of names to mislead consumers: Flake, Huss, whitefish, Moki, rock salmon, surimi, cazon, and is also frequently used in fish and chips. Many cosmetics also contain shark liver oil labeled as “squalene", many brands sell shark cartilage as a treatment for Arthritis despite a lack of scientific evidence, and sharks are even used in a variety of pet food and dog chews.
Attend or organize a reef/beach/park cleanup in your area and reduce your consumption of single use plastics. Marine debris, trash and plastic pollution is a major threat to a variety of marine life. We host monthly cleanups on the island of Oahu and provide a platform to support cleanup events world wide through our network of One Ocean Global Ambassadors.
Know where your seafood is coming from. Sharks are frequently caught inadvertently as bycatch, in longline fisheries especially, when fishing for other species like swordfish or tuna although they are not the target catch. The life of one fish could cost the lives of many more, so it is important to support sustainable fisheries rather than commercial fishing operations which often have a lot of bycatch. Check out resources like Seafood Watch App which allows consumers to make informed decisions when it comes to their seafood choices.
Host a film screening to inform your friends and family of the plight of sharks or marine conservation related issues.
Support general marine conservation efforts including efforts to reduce pollution, and vote for environmental policies. Pollution from agricultural runoff and harmful ingredients in sun screens such as oxybenzone can kill reefs so please reduce make an effort to lessen the impact as most waterways eventually lead to the ocean.
Sign petitions, support campaigns and initiatives to make your voice count and educate others about the threats to our oceans and ways they can help.
Vote with your dollar and shop for a cause. Support brands that give back by donating a portion of the proceeds to conservation efforts like One Ocean Designs non-profit line or Xcel Water Inspired Collection
Get creative! Every person has a unique talent and some people have precious time they can donate to a cause. Working together we can make a greater impact faster and change the tide for sharks, the ocean, the environment, present and future generations. Be creative, get involved or just donate your time and your voice by doing a social media post, and spread awareness to as many people as you can reach. You can make an impact and while it may seem small, it all adds up and every effort counts.