Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) supports scientific research, educates the community, and improves public safety. AWSC is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 



The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries' Massachusetts Shark Research Program (MSRP), led by Dr. Greg Skomal, relies on outside funding to conduct research. AWSC is the only nonprofit working directly with MSRP to financially support current and long term white shark research projects.

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Our goal is to connect a future generation to sharks through hands-on learning opportunities; inspiring the conservation of keystone species in our ocean’s ecosystem.

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Public Safety

AWSC, the National Seashore, the Towns of Cape Cod and the Islands, and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, have worked together to produce shark advisory signs, brochures, and a safety video that provide education and safety tips for beach users. 

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