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Learning more about sharks and rays and how they interact with the world around them shows people why these creatures deserve to be saved.

With help from Earthwatchers, Dr. Demian Chapman has already accomplished a lot for the sharks of Belize. He’s teamed up with fishermen and the government to strengthen shark fishing regulations (shark fins are a prized soup ingredient in some parts of the world), and he secured protected status for South Water Caye.

Now, you’ll get the chance to be on the ground floor. Join Dr. Chapman for a study that’s first of its kind. Throughout several weeks in 2019, teams will deploy baited remote underwater video cameras (BRUVs) to learn what’s happening in the water.

Teams will also help track the species of sharks that fisherman catch using fin samples, and will document the species of rays that populate the waters. Additionally, participants will have the chance to get up close and personal with sharks and stingrays, including attaching tags to track their moment in the water, help track the species of sharks that fisherman catch using fin samples, and document the species of rays that populate the waters.

Help save some of the world’s most fascinating creatures—and visit some of the most beautiful reefs on Earth. Your work will help protect the coral reefs of Belize and the captivating predators that call them home. Join in on an expedition for the Shark and Ray Conservation in Belize project.