Ultimately, the long-term survival of Oceanic Whitetip sharks may depend upon organized recreational offshore sport diving or snorkeling offshore at places such as Cat Island, in the Bahamas. Seeing these truly magnificent sharks in their own domain changes perceptions. After having experienced an up close and personal open ocean encounter with these sharks, people come away with an entirely different point of view. They fall in love with these apex predators and their choirs of voices are demanding worldwide protection for these sharks. Above all, Oceanic whitetips belong in the ocean ecosystem circling the globe somewhere offshore with their long hands waving free, in that sharky realm where twilight turns from amethyst to deep and deeper blue.
Jett & Kathryn Britnell
Jett & Kathryn Britnell are professional Underwater, Wildlife & Expedition Photographers, Explorers, internationally published Scuba / Adventure Travel Writers and Speakers. Both are Fellows in the world renowned and exclusive Explorers Club in New York, Fellows in the prestigious Royal Canadian Geographical Society in Ottawa, Fellows in the famed Royal Geographical Society in London and members in The League of Underwater Explorers. Jett is a member of the highly esteemed Ocean Artists Society, a unique alliance of the world’s top marine life artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, and writers, one of approximately 50 of the World's top underwater photographers who have donated imagery to support The Ocean Agency's conservation initiatives, and is a consultant to Elephanatics, an elephant advocacy organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.