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13/01 - Why Do We Do This? Watch This Video.

29/11 - EX CLARION CALL is now sponsored by the Joint Services Expeditions Trust. 

JURASSIC SHARK 5:  The next expedition is being planned for Cocos Island (Costa Rica) in early 2016.

Major Reid speaking after dinner at Burgess Hill School for Girls in Feb 13. Photo by Lorna Coward.

The Joint Services Shark Tagging Team featured on British Forces Broadcasting Serice (BFBS) News on 14 Nov 12.

Monty Halls with members of the Joint Services Shark Tagging Team at the Birmingham Dive Show 2012.  Monty is the team's patron.

NEW LOG BOOK.  Launched at the Birmingham Dive Show 2012, the new Shark Diver's Logbook is a high quality hardbacked A5 logbook with space to log 205 dives. Sections include: Guidance for diving with sharks, a shark directory and shark log. Available in gold, blue or pink this limited edition logbook costs just £20 (P & P £2.50).  All profits will go to help the work of the Joint Services Shark Tagging Team.  Contact info@jurassic-shark.org.uk to order.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S PRIZE FOR THE BSAC.  The Joint Services Shark Tagging Team has been awarded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Prize for the British Sub-Aqua Club for their work tagging critically endangered sharks and turtles around Cocos Island, Costa Rica.  The team were presented with the Award by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in November 2011. 

Jurassic Shark Expeditions - The Joint Services Shark Tagging Team (JSSTT)

We regret to announce that EXERCISE JURASSIC SHARK 5 has been cancelled following recent changes to the Joint Services Sub-Aqua Diving Regulations.  It is unlikely that there will be any more military sponsored expeditions.  A civilian Shark Taggiing Team is now a possibility.

A force for good in marine conservation

READ ABOUT JS4 IN SCUBA MAGAZINE: FEBRUARY 2015
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                                                      THE JOINT SERVICES SHARK TAGGING TEAM CAME THIRD IN THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL MAKE YOUR WORLD BIGGER COMPETITION - A TIER ONE WINNER.  THANK YOU FOR THE INCREDIBLE SUPPORT WE RECEIVED

"So, what are some really important things?" he asked us. A few kids raised their hands, and as he pointed at them, they gave their answers, which he wrote on the chalkboard in really, really sloppy handwriting: RULES. SCHOOLWORK. HOMEWORK.  "What else?" he said as he wrote, not even turning around.  "Just call things out!" He wrote everything everyone called out. FAMILY. PARENTS. PETS.  One girl called out "The environment!" THE ENVIRONMENT. he wrote on the chalkboard, and added: OUR WORLD!

"Sharks, because they eat dead things in the ocean!" said one of the boys, a kid named REID, and Mr.Browne wrote down SHARKS.

Wonder by Palacio, R.J. Pages 46/47 (2012).

THE EXERCISE CLARION CALL (JS4) PXR IS NOW OUT!

The Joint Services Shark Tagging Team is a Tri-Service team of divers from the British Armed Forces.  The team exists to provide manpower and resources for shark tagging and other marine conservation projects where diving skills are required. JSSTT expeditions operate under the Joint Services Adventurous Training scheme and are open to military and essential scientific personnel only. The team works with  ‘Programa Restauracion de Tortugas Marinas’ (PRETOMA - a Costa Rican NGO specialising in shark and turtle conservation) and Fins Attached - an American NGO specialising in shark research and conservation.

The JSSTT has now tagged 62 sharks, 12 turtles and placed 7 acoustic receivers in the Eastern Pacific with the aim of building an overall picture of shark movements across the Eastern Pacific Tropical Seascape and beyond.