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Established in 2005 as a non-profit organisation, Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters. We actively engage the urgent need for research and protection of many marine species.

  • Company Registration No. 2005/002273/08
  • Non- Profit Organisation No. 064-326-NPO

Sharklife conducts long term research projects aimed specifically to improve the conservation and management of shark populations in South Africa. The research findings are provided to managers who may use the information to support or develop regulatory frameworks going forward. 

All our data collection methods are non-invasive, nor harmful to the animals we study, there is no catching, handling, or feeding of sharks on our projects.

The Sharklife Research Station is situated in Sodwana Bay bordering the iSimangaliso Wetland Park which includes South Africa's largest coastal marine protected area. All research is conducted with permission from, and in collaboration with, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority under specific research agreements. 

Project Supervisors and Collaborators:

  • Dr. Jennifer Olbers - WildOceans
  • Mr. Geremy Cliff - Natal Sharks Board
  • Mr. Craig Mulqueeny - KZN Wildlife
  • Prof. Ronel Nel - Nelson Mandela University
  • Ms. Michelle Carpenter PhD(c) - University of Cape Town 

In order to sustain our research efforts ongoing funding is needed to cover operational and equipment costs, if you would like to support our projects you can make a donation of any amount, thank you very much from the Sharklife Team. 

Thank you to our supporters:

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Research Donors

Werner Maritz from South Africa
$20.00 1 year ago
To help with RUV replacement
Maria Kuhlmey from Switzerland
$600.00 2 years ago
WildOceans . from South Africa
$1,450.00 2 years ago
Sandi Gerber from South Africa
in honor of Joshua Rouquette
$50.00 2 years ago
For someone that loves sharks
Kristin Russell from South Africa
$10.00 2 years ago
Can't wait to be an intern in Jan :)
Jennifer Czernitzki from Germany
$50.00 2 years ago
Always happy to support Sharklife! Hopefully I can return soon and do my internship!
Kathryn Day from United States
$50.00 2 years ago
A tribute to my namesake!
Anonymous from South Africa
$10.00 2 years ago
Kathryn Day from United States
$50.00 2 years ago
Wishing all the best for this girl!
Cora Gunderson from United States
$50.00 2 years ago
Nicole Bartko from Germany
$50.00 2 years ago
I loved the workshop with sharklife and snorkeling with sharks. You are doing an amazing job! Good luck! Stay safe
Kristy Malan from South Africa
$50.00 2 years ago






Sharklife Ocean Center

Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu Natal
South Africa 3974

Email: info@sharklife.co.za
Ph/WhatsApp: +27 (0) 82 935 9427