|Great white sharks are on the endangered species list here in California and in South Africa. Great White sharks have been horribly mistreated by humans, far beyond anything they have inadvertently done to us. In fact, recent research suggests they don't even like the taste of humans. Here's a few links to the major shark research sites. More links on giant manta rays and other fishes will be forthcoming|
The Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, Santa Cruz, California
Their mission is to assist research on elasmobranchs (sharks and rays), particularly in and around Monterey Bay and San Francisco. The site features awesome video images.
The Shark Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey
A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sharks. These guys specialize in whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. Cool whale shark pics and a form for whale shark sightings.
NOVA Online Adventure: Island of the Sharks
Excellent interactive exhibits and a wealth of detail on a wide range of sharks. With Howard Hall's awesome photos, this site just may be the best shark site on the web, no kidding.
The South African White Shark Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa
A non-profit organization dedicated to research and conservation of the endangered great white shark. Read the disturbing story of how these beautiful animals are caught, their fins amputated and their bodies thrown back in the sea where they slowly die. You'll understand why I don't eat seafood anymore.