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“The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.” - David Brower

Conservation of white sharks is a key factor in the ocean legacy we leave to future generations. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) was established to support white shark research and education programs to ensure that this important species thrive.

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Our Mission

Support scientific research, improve public safety, and educate the community to inspire conservation of Atlantic white sharks

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Our Vision

Increase knowledge of Atlantic white sharks and change public perception to conserve the species and ensure biologically diverse marine ecosystems.



The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) white shark research, led by Dr. Greg Skomal, relies, in part, on outside funding to conduct research. AWSC is working directly with the MA DMF to 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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Education Programs >>

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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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Safety Tips >> 

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We are always happy to connect with our community. Please use the contact form below to get in touch, and we'll get back to you soonest! 

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