Guy Harvey, SeaWorld team up to save sharks

Guy Harvey, left, and SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby announce the new partnership in Orlando, Florida last week.

In a new partnership, Guy Harvey is teaming up with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to work on raising awareness and doing research on shark conservation.

The Guy Harvey Research Institute estimates that almost 100 million sharks are killed each year, with an estimated 73 million killed for the trade in shark fins.

In a press release announcing the new venture, SeaWorld president and CEO Joel Manby said, “SeaWorld is committed to raising awareness of the plight of sharks in the wild and the oceans they live in. As part of our commitment that we made in March of this year, we will put meaningful dollars, research and man hours towards reducing this troubling trend.”

SeaWorld animal care team members recently joined a Guy Harvey Research Institute team to tag sharks off Mexico. The press release noted that the team tagged six Mako sharks over four days.

“The partnership with SeaWorld will ensure our ocean conservation messages and our efforts to protect Mako sharks reach a broader audience here in the United States and worldwide,” Mr. Harvey said. “We are thrilled to gain the support of the SeaWorld team as we continue to bring educational initiatives and conservation efforts to life.”

SeaWorld has a new rollercoaster at its Orlando, Florida, facility called “The Mako” opening later this month. People waiting in line will be able to read about Mako sharks and the conservation efforts to protect the species.