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Intro


Beautiful Creatures of the Deep
As a result of current pollution, toxins, especially from that of agricultural waste, are strong by the shorelines where many sharks roam. These toxins become more concentrated up the food chain as one fish eats another. With sharks as the apex predator, toxin poisoning becomes a major concern.  All profits go to help efforts to save sharks.

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Intro


Beautiful Creatures of the Deep
As a result of current pollution, toxins, especially from that of agricultural waste, are strong by the shorelines where many sharks roam. These toxins become more concentrated up the food chain as one fish eats another. With sharks as the apex predator, toxin poisoning becomes a major concern.  All profits go to help efforts to save sharks.

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About


 

 

 

Alexandra DiGiacomo
As a child, from minnows to manatees, I was intrigued by the underwater world. Having spent summers on the East End of Long Island and family vacations in Key Largo, I developed a tremendous love for the water.  My curiosity about marine life grew upon hearing Dr. Sylvia Earle speak at the Norwalk Aquarium in Connecticut.  In high school, I studied marine conservation at the Oceanic Research Center in Belize where I first swam with and observed sharks. Since then, I've  had a  peculiar fascination with sharks. Inspired to share my respect for these creatures and reveal the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.  more about Alexandra here

 

 

 

 

 

 

About


 

 

 

Alexandra DiGiacomo
As a child, from minnows to manatees, I was intrigued by the underwater world. Having spent summers on the East End of Long Island and family vacations in Key Largo, I developed a tremendous love for the water.  My curiosity about marine life grew upon hearing Dr. Sylvia Earle speak at the Norwalk Aquarium in Connecticut.  In high school, I studied marine conservation at the Oceanic Research Center in Belize where I first swam with and observed sharks. Since then, I've  had a  peculiar fascination with sharks. Inspired to share my respect for these creatures and reveal the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.  more about Alexandra here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspiration


Inspired
Moved by Dr. Sylvia's Book, The World is Blue, I began to take action. In Belize, I worked with a classmate to create a documentary-style video stressing the ecological and economical importance of the Mesoamerican reef and urged the need for greater protection. Here, we had the great fortune to meet and interview Dr. Sylvia Earle. I was also deeply inspired by Mission 31, and to meet Fabien Cousteau, at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut.

 

Inspiration


Inspired
Moved by Dr. Sylvia's Book, The World is Blue, I began to take action. In Belize, I worked with a classmate to create a documentary-style video stressing the ecological and economical importance of the Mesoamerican reef and urged the need for greater protection. Here, we had the great fortune to meet and interview Dr. Sylvia Earle. I was also deeply inspired by Mission 31, and to meet Fabien Cousteau, at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut.

 

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Blog


"Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don't see sharks." -Dr. Sylvia Earle  ...The first step towards protecting our oceans is awareness. With education, we can build support and initiate change. I blog every week to share my respect for these amazing creatures and reveal the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.

Please join me in this effort!

 

 

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Blog


"Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you're lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you're in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don't see sharks." -Dr. Sylvia Earle  ...The first step towards protecting our oceans is awareness. With education, we can build support and initiate change. I blog every week to share my respect for these amazing creatures and reveal the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.

Please join me in this effort!

 

 

Join My Blog!          Contact Me       Follow me on Twitter

Photos


Photos


Underwater photos on this site were taken by Alexandra DiGiacomo (cageless) using a GoPro

Diving with beautiful creatures in Fiji.  Shark video and photos by Alexandra  DiGiacomo (cageless) using a GoPro

  As I swam through the dark path of an underwater cave, I reached the opening and took this shot of fan coral waving in the “breeze” of the currents: Soft Coral Dive, Fiji

As I swam through the dark path of an underwater cave, I reached the opening and took this shot of fan coral waving in the “breeze” of the currents: Soft Coral Dive, Fiji

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 Diving in a healthy ocean, Fiji

Diving in a healthy ocean, Fiji

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 Blue Hole, an underwater vertical cave

Blue Hole, an underwater vertical cave

 Our dive team, photo by team leader

Our dive team, photo by team leader

 Caged dive, South Africa

Caged dive, South Africa

 South Africa

South Africa

 Diving in Fiji

Diving in Fiji


 Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC Summer 2018

Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC Summer 2018

 Duke Marine Lab, Summer 2018

Duke Marine Lab, Summer 2018


 At the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab

At the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab

 On Dr. Rountos' trawl boat- Stony Brook Southampton Marine Science Lab

On Dr. Rountos' trawl boat- Stony Brook Southampton Marine Science Lab


 Measuring a Loggerhead in Greece, Summer 2016

Measuring a Loggerhead in Greece, Summer 2016

 Shark tank presentations at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, CT Summer 2016

Shark tank presentations at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, CT Summer 2016


 Author Alexandra E DiGiacomo

Author Alexandra E DiGiacomo

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Alexandra teaching and presenting her book


Blacktip shark adopted to support Bimini Shark Lab! Photo by Bimini Shark Lab