“The first fundraiser dedicated to Whale Sharks tagging in Indonesia”
Ran by Adelaar for Conservation International – #GoTagMe
In collaboration with Conservation International, we now announce the launch of our Whale Shark fund raiser: #GoTagMe.
The money raised will be used to purchase tags & host a tagging operation of Indonesian Whale Sharks aboard Adelaar. The average cost of a tag is $6500, and all donors will be invited to follow this adventure with us. The first donation to this project was made in memory of Neal Baltz and his partner Patricia Beitzinger. Avid divers, anticipating a Christmas trip onboard Adelaar, Neal and Patricia tragically perished in the Conception fire three months prior to the trip. We dedicate this first tag to them, and we invite you to support our conservation project with a donation.
Maddie St Clair Baker, the Whale shark project ambassador.
Mads is an MSc tropical marine biologist, divemaster and founder of non-profit organisation, Women in Ocean Science. Originally from the UK, her obsession with the enthralling world of coral reefs has taken her across the globe. From marine bioacoustics to megafauna, she has a diverse background in tropical marine research, with a particular focus on manta rays. Seeing the destruction of the marine environment first-hand, in recent years Mads has also transitioned from scientist to an ocean advocate. She has channelled her energy into becoming a freelance underwater photographer and content creator, to document the changing world through her media and apparel company, Nü Wave.
“No water, no life. No blue, no green.”
CI & Whale sharks project in motion
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