About us



Dr. Ryan Kempster with White SharkShark biologist Dr. Ryan Kempster founded the Support Our Sharks (SOS) Ocean Conservation Society in 2010 with a mission to support healthy oceans by promoting better protection for sharks and their close relatives the rays and skates. SOS is a science-based conservation group raising awareness to the threats faced by sharks (and rays) in the 21st century.  Dr. Kempster established SOS with the goal of educating the public by promoting conservation, outreach and research to inspire interest in protecting these important animals. We utilise a mixture of on-the-ground and online campaigning, educational outreach and peer-reviewed scientific research to encourage better protection for sharks and rays, whilst also promoting better protection of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems. By working closely with the general public and a wide range of specialist groups including scientists, divers and politicians, we are able to bring about positive change for sharks and their relatives worldwide. See the links below for more information, including details of our current programs and reports on our previous successes.


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