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Shark Reef Marine Reserve Onesie

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This is possibly the most supportive yet softest and silkiest shark fleece onesie with shark hood, teeth and fin.

Soft buttoned front with delicate bum zip for those desperate moments.

We sell these as part of #SharkWeek and #SaveSharks to raise awareness towards their conservation.

Buy your cuddly pyjama or daytime fun shark onesie today and you will be directly in support of the conservation of sharks. Read more below to find out what you are supporting...

Shark Reef Marine Reserve was established in April 2004 and is the first of its kind in Fiji, namely, a protected sanctuary for the Sharks.

We are however aware that modern Conservation guidelines dictate that instead of merely concentrating on trying to save individual species, one must instead focus efforts onto preserving the Ecosystems where they live. With that in mind, our Stewardship is not limited to the Sharks alone but extends to protecting the whole of Shark Reef with all of its inhabitants. Consequently, we have invested considerable resources in order to document its Fish life and the long-term effects of our Conservation efforts.

It is here, in these protected waters that divers can observe and interact with some of the oceans top predators and a multitude of Fish species on The Shark Dive.

Taking Shark Diving to the extreme, the regular Shark population comprises 8 different species: Whitetip Reef Sharks, Blacktip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Sicklefin Lemon Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Bull Sharks and Tiger Sharks.

The cornerstone of Shark Reef Marine Reserve are the ongoing research studies in the effort to learn more about these often misunderstood animals and in turn assist in their long-running battle for survival.



None of this would have been possible without the involvement of the Fiji Department of Fisheries and the traditional owners of the reef, the villages of Wainiyabia and Galoa to whom we extend our special thanks. Both villages have agreed to relinquish their respective fishing rights to Shark Reef and in exchange, every diver who participates on The Shark Dive pays a ‘Shark Reef Marine Reserve Levy’ of FJD $20. This money is collected by Beqa Adventure Divers and deposited monthly into each village’s community bank account.

After 5 years, it is not any more only a question of providing cash flow to the community: even the initially sceptical fishermen love us to death, as the Reserve has become saturated with big Fish and the resulting spillover has lead to substantially increased fishing yields on the neighbouring unprotected reefs. It thus really looks like we’ve managed to create a win-win situation for everybody involved and that the local community has learned to respect and appreciate what we do.

Following the results of our telemetry studies, it became apparent that the relatively small area of Shark Reef would not be sufficient to provide for adequate protection for our larger Sharks that roam a much wider area.

It is thus that in 2007, we have decided to greatly expand the Shark protected area to comprise the complete fishing grounds, or Qoliqoli of the two original partnering villages and the village of Deuba, once again with the formal endorsement of Government.

The such established Fiji Shark Corridor stretches for approximately. 30 miles on the southern coast of Viti Levu all the way from the Navua river to the limit with Waidroka and includes the MPAs of Shark Reef, Lake Reef and our upcoming Combe Reef Marine Reserve, along with all other fringing reefs in the area, all the way to the foreshore.

 

for sizes:

S will fit kids, teenagers and small adults upto 5ft 2"

M will fit ADULTS up to 5ft 7"

L will fit up to 6ft

XL will fit up to 6ft and beyond

 

The slouchy crotch means they can be moved around and adapted to size. The sizes cross over so don't worry yourself between sizes however bigger is always better!

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