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Fellow of the Explorers Club

Fellow of the Explorers Club March 10, 2018 William Winram attended his first annual event as a Fellow of The Explorers Club during the TEC's 114th Annual Dinner in New York City. Q: This is pretty exciting news, how did this come about? A: Back in February 2017, I...

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Tales of the Ocean

The Power of Storytelling Back in my high school biology class, one of our terms was focused on marine biology. The test scores for our class typically ranged between 50-88 per cent, not bad, but also not extraordinary. One day I arrived to class to find a...

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Making an Epic Video

Epic footage makes waves On June 4, 2017, we published a one-minute video on Facebook and Instagram. It was an edit from footage filmed a few years prior, showing a large female great white shark and a human lucky enough to be diving along side her....

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10-year anniversary of a historic dive

A Pivotal Moment On June 1, 2007, ten years ago today, I achieved one of the biggest athletic challenges of my life: Swimming through the famous Blue Hole’s Arch in Egypt, on a single breath of air, without fins, breast-stroke style. For those of you who are...

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Great Hammerhead Sharks on the Forefront

HERE IT IS!!! After almost two years of data collection, processing, analysis and review, the hard work of our collaborating scientists and our team has been published about the species that has won the shark and diving community by storm: the great hammerhead shark. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00003/full And the...

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The Caribbean Challenge

One Sea & A Sea of Countries The Pew Charitable Trusts Bahamas event – Feb 12-14, 2015   Thursday February 12 My fifth visit to Bimini, Bahamas, started off with a bit of a rush of adrenaline when I found out my flight over from Fort Lauderdale was cancelled,...

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Back to School

Ontario – February 24-27, 2014 I did not know the day would come when I’d be attending kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, senior high school and college, all in one week ! This intense educational immersion took place when I volunteered for the Canadian Wildlife Federation who took...

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Sharks Down Under

The Wizards of Oz December 11, 2013 I have been on a promotional tour for the Australian premiere of the new IMAX film Great White Shark 3D in Sydney and Melbourne, and I found myself having to answer a lot of questions in the light of the recent fatalities involving shark bites...

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Sharks as Stakeholders

3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress Marseille – October 21-25, 2013 Tagging on a breath-hold In October, William attended the 3rd International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille, France, as a contributor in a workshop titled Underwater observation techniques to support MPA (Marine Protected Areas) creation and management. He...

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IUCN Ocean Ambassador

IUCN Global Marine & Polar Programme October 22, 2013 During the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille, France, William Winram made his official debut as new IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans. IUCN is the acronym for International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Q: This is pretty...

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