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Shark Research that Makes a Difference


Providing cutting-edge research on Atlantic shark species.

The Atlantic Shark Institute leads world class shark research projects while also collaborating with the most respected shark researchers working in the northwest Atlantic. The result is high quality shark research completed in an open and collaborative way. The goal of the Atlantic Shark Institute is to answer the most pressing questions concerning the biology, survival and sustainability of sharks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.

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Shark Facts

100 Million+

Sharks are killed every year.


source: National Geographic


of all shark species are threatened with extinction.

source: IUCN

2070 A.D.

The estimated year mako sharks could return to healthy population levels.

source: NOAA

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Become a Donor

Your donation to the Atlantic Shark Institute will go directly to a shark research project supporting world class science. As the Atlantic Shark Institute is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, donors can deduct contributions made under IRC Section 170 and we supply the documentation needed to reflect your generosity.

Meet The Team

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Jon Dodd

Executive Director


Dr. Joshua Moyer

Resident Research Scientist


Dr. Greg Skomal

Research Advisory Board

Partners and Collaborators

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