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Images of the fish bait fitted with transmitters up to the feeding of the bull sharks. Often, up to eight species of sharks can be observed in a dive.

Located off the southern coast of Fiji.s main island of Viti Levu lays Shark Reef Marine Reserve, a marine park completely dedicated to the protection of sharks. Boasting eight regular resident species of sharks and more than 300 species of fish, this is arguably the best place world wide for experiencing huge bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) up close and personal. The marine park is run by a local dive operation together with two villages who have relinquished their fishing rights in favour of a direct contribution from the divers, thus constituting an excellent template for long-term sustainable ecotourism. Shark Reef Marine Reserve is a highly successful small-scale and local community-based conservation project in the South Pacific. Having been established in 2004 by retired Deutsche Bank executive and now full-time conservationist Mike Neumann and a team of highly professional and motivated Fijian nationals, it has since been a highly successful object of cutting-edge scientific research by Swiss zoologist Dr. Juerg Brunnschweiler and Bishop Museum Associate John Earle, with funding from the Shark Foundation, the Save our Seas Foundation and PADI Project AWARE. Shark Reef Marine Reserve Fiji is home to the Bull Shark Tagging Programme. It monitors local- and regional-scale movement patterns of not only bull sharks, but other shark and fish species as well, using state-of-the-art satellite and acoustic telemetry. Following a highly successful study using pop-up satellite archival tags to study the vertical and horizontal movements and habitat use of bull sharks, the current research is focusing on small-scale, local movements using passive acoustic telemetry. After placing receivers on various surrounding locations, the sharks are being fed small acoustic transmitters that trigger the receivers whenever a tagged shark should swim by. The insights thus gained into day/night movement patterns and presence/absence data from various reefs provide valuable data for planning any subsequent expansion of the protected area. This has already led to the establishment of a 30 mile protected Shark Corridor. in 2006. I have been able to document the whole procedure, i.e. the prepping of the bait (mainly tuna heads) and the placing of the receivers by Dr. Brunnschweiler and also the spectacular feeding of the bait to selected sharks by the Fijian shark feeders.



Bull shark



Biological Profile



Carcharhinus leucas
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species




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Aerial photography Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon
Aerial photography Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon

Aerial view of "Shark Reef" Beqa lagoon in Fiji
Aerial view of "Shark Reef" Beqa lagoon in Fiji

Air photography Shark Reef in the Beqa Lagoon in Fiji
Air photography Shark Reef in the Beqa Lagoon in Fiji

Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon from the air
Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon from the air

Air photo Shark Reef, Beqa lagoon
Air photo Shark Reef, Beqa lagoon

Aerial shot Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon
Aerial shot Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon

Aerial view Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon
Aerial view Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon

Aerial view Shark Reef in South Pacific
Aerial view Shark Reef in South Pacific

Aerial photo Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon
Aerial photo Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon

Bird perspective Shark Reef
Bird perspective Shark Reef

Aerial view of "Shark Reef" in the Beqa lagoon in Fiji
Aerial view of "Shark Reef" in the Beqa lagoon in Fiji

Aerial image Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
Aerial image Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Aerial view Shark Reef with clouds background
Aerial view Shark Reef with clouds background

Aerial picture Shark Reef
Aerial picture Shark Reef

Aerial photograph Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon
Aerial photograph Shark Reef, Beqa Lagoon

This aerial photograph shows the dive boat at Shark Reef
This aerial photograph shows the dive boat at Shark Reef

Diver controls border buoy at the protected area
Diver controls border buoy at the protected area

Acoustic-transmitter for locating the sharks
Acoustic-transmitter for locating the sharks

Acoustic transmitters to the shark locating
Acoustic transmitters to the shark locating

Fish head with acoustic transmitters
Fish head with acoustic transmitters

Acoustic transmitter for fishheads
Acoustic transmitter for fishheads

Transmitter position in the fish head
Transmitter position in the fish head

Two fish heads before installation of the transmitter
Two fish heads before installation of the transmitter

Transmitter will be installed in these fish heads
Transmitter will be installed in these fish heads

Acoustic transmitter installation in fish head
Acoustic transmitter installation in fish head

Acoustic transmitter in fishhead
Acoustic transmitter in fishhead

Acoustic transmitter is fixed in the fish head
Acoustic transmitter is fixed in the fish head

Acoustic transmitters deep in the fish head
Acoustic transmitters deep in the fish head

Fish heads are equipped with acoustic transmitters
Fish heads are equipped with acoustic transmitters

Dr. Juerg Brunnschweiler prepared a fish head
Dr. Juerg Brunnschweiler prepared a fish head

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