SSI Shark Ecology Course

SSI Shark Ecology Course

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Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the SSI Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat. You will earn the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification after completing this program.

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When you think of a shark, what images come to mind? What distinctive features do sharks have? Sharp teeth? A streamlined body? Fins? There are hundreds of different species of sharks. Although we can describe these diverse group of fishes in many different ways, sharks all have certain common characteristics – which is what makes a shark, a shark. Sharks live in oceans all over the world and some even journey into freshwater. Explore sharks, from their biology and behavior to misconceptions and the impact of humans on them, and how this ultimately affects the ocean ecosystem. From the origin and history of sharks to their current place in the ocean ecosystem, this study of sharks is a comprehensive look at these amazing organisms. With over 500 species, we will investigate their biology, interactions, misconceptions, and conservation. This special class will be FREE to current Dolphin Dive Club Members.
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included.
  • Academic Sessions: 1
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
  • Open Water Dives: Optional
  • Maximum Training Depth: Optional
  • Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

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