Shark Conservation Course (9 April 2017)
People are fascinated by sharks and divers are lucky enough to get close up and personal with these amazing creatures. Sign up for our Shark Conservation Course to find out more about our toothy friends including how to tell different species apart, common shark behaviour and diver safety.
Up until the 16th Century, sharks were all considered one species with little known about them. In 1553, Pierre Belon, a French naturalist, published De aquatilibus duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem quoad ejus fieri potuit, ad amplissimum cardinalem Castilioneum. Belon attempted the first comparative analysis of sharks, and presented 110 species of fish in a much more realistic light than previously provided. Smithsonian Magazine Website