Last week, during Necker MaiTai, we managed to pull together the first ever shark tagging research expedition to ever come to the BVI.
Dr Neil Hammerschlag, who runs the shark research program at the University of Miami’s Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, brought his wonderful team of shark experts over to the BVI for a special scientific expedition onto the ocean. They have taken more than 1600 youths out shark tagging to rekindle interest in species conservation and the wonder of sharks. Today, we became Citizen Scientists and joined the team.
The BVI are in the process of declaring the waters a “shark sanctuary”, protecting all shark species within the area. However, very little is known about the number of sharks in the BVI and their habits. This kind of research is critical to protecting these beautiful creatures.
This is a huge milestone for MaiTai Global’s mission to protect our favorite playground, the ocean!
Special thanks goes out to James Lindenbaum for pulling this together, and to Sir Richard for joining us on this adventure and raising awareness to the situation in his blog post.
By Kym McNicholas On June 28, 2013I can’t tell you how many times entrepreneurs have asked me to introduce them to Sir Richard Branson, who I’ve interviewed a number of times. “Learn to kiteboard,” I tell them, “and I’m certain you’ll…
For a long time, taking the crown at the Red Bull King of the Air was the most coveted prize in Kiteboarding.
Last weekend, thanks to huge efforts from key people like Ruben Lenten and Robby Naish, made it possible to bring it back to life.
I’m beyond proud of my little friend Jesse Richman for taking the title!
Last weekend I was invited to attend the Red Bull Sun Slide and the 4th edition of the annual Punta Cana Kite Fest held in Punta Cana.
For 3 days, the elite of Dominican kiteboarding came together at this incredible spot and we were even lucky enough to have Aaron Hadlow as our international guest superstar.
Since I was the only girl competing in the slider category, I was incredibly happy about the fact that I kicked some serious boys’ butt and managed to make it all the way into the final with Aaron. Guess all that time practicing with Andre Phillip in my backyard has really payed off !!!