There are thousands and thousands shark lovers in the world, but only a few have had the chance to get first-hand information, and share their knowledge with their peers, family, children.
Our aim is to provide you a multifaceted experience with a professional marine ecologist and passionate blue planet lover.
Our first episode starts with one of the most fascinating, ecologically important yet most misunderstood animals in the ocean: sharks. Sharks have a bad reputation, from dramatic Hollywood movies to misleading news reports, society has taught us to fear these cold, efficient ocean predators. However, our goal is to deepen your understanding, stop the spread of misinformation and give a clear and accurate portrayal of these majestic creatures.
Backoffice lifetime access with video training, and additional bonus materials
First, you’ll download your SSI application and fill in your personal credentials.
This will then open a complete course path with text, numerous videos, and a review section.
Your progress will allow us to check how far you come with the course and once you complete the whole program, you’ll earn the prestigious SSI Shark Ecology Specialty, included in this program.
Access to our private Discover Our Blue Planet Facebook Group.
In this group, we will run monthly zoom calls. In these calls that can also be accessed in forms of guides in the group, we will discuss any question, share experiences, travel tips, network with other like-minded shark lovers, and of course if you are in a different time zone, there will always be a replay waiting for you.
Our first episode starts with one of the most fascinating, most ecologically important yet most misunderstood animals in the ocean: sharks. Sharks have a bad reputation, from dramatic Hollywood movies to misleading news reports, society has taught us to fear these cold, efficient ocean predators. However, our goal is to deepen your understanding, stop the spread of misinformation and give a clear and accurate portrayal of these majestic creatures.
Sharks have been swimming in our ocean for over 400 million years. Over this expanse of time they have radiated into nearly every aquatic habitat on the planet. There are over 500 different shark species; each species is unique and represents a long history of adaptation to changing environments.
Time to have a look at the basic internal and external anatomy of a shark. Sharks adapt and behave differently based on their habitat, let’s have a closer look to it.
What differentiates the life history of elasmobranchs from bony fish? We will go through the ability to recognise male and female sharks. And compare the various modes of elasmobranch embryonic development
What differentiate the life history of elasmobranchs from bony fish. We will go through the ability to recognize male and female sharks. And compare the various modes of elasmobranch embryonic development
What role do sharks play in a marine food web? Now that we have learned already so much about sharks, it’s time to understand why sharks are so important to the marine ecosystem
Today there are over 500 shark species that represent a lineage that first arose over 440 million years ago. Sharks have survived five mass extinction events and have radiated extensively since then. There are many species that have fascinating and unique characteristics that make them truly bizarre! Let’s take a peak at some of these sharks and revel in the strange, the weird, and the unusual.
How to Get Your SSI Shark Ecology Certification?
Right after your enrolment in the program, you’ll be granted access to the prestigious SSI App using your personal credentials. This will allow you to obtain the state-of-the-art online program, with videos, graphics and review questions to assess your knowledge along the way.
At the end of the process, you’ll obtain the SSI Shark Ecology Certification