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Are you FINatical about Sharks?


Join the Race & Get Swimming to End Finning


The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark species. You can join the race to protect them. If you’re FINatical about sharks, fundraise today.

What is the Finathon™?
Like a swimathon, fun run, cycle race or marathon – the Finathon™ is a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness and funds to support this unique cause.

You can help Project AWARE:
- Fight to stop shark finning
- Insist on full protections for critically endangered sharks
- Negotiate stronger policies to ensure a brighter future for all sharks



Recent Updates

A Finathon with a Twist in the Tale


This year’s Miss Scuba International finalists will become mermaids just for one day on Thursday 1st May in El Gouna, Egypt. And to show their support to marine conservation twelve mermaids and last year’s finalist Jaime-Lee Faulkner, will join Mermaid Kat for the day swimming to end shark finning. Racing with mermaid tails - it's a Finathon with a twist! Check out the Mermaid...

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The Scuba Shop and Aqua-Tots Swim for Sharks!

The Scuba Shop and Aqua-Tots swim school put together a FINtastic fun Finathon for all ages.Sharky the Mascot made a special appearance and the teams raised an amazing $2,300, a huge thanks to everyone who swam and made a donation.



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Going the Distance to Save the Apex Predators


“I love a challenge and I love open water swimming, my dream was to swim the English Channel but I don’t swim well in cold water so have chosen to swim between Koh Phangnan and Koh Tao. It’s very important to save sharks because they are the apex predators, sharks maintain fish populations and keep the ocean healthy.” Gene Girardeau Master Divers will swim 43km open water solo...

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Ready Set Go!
Thank you to everyone who supported the Florida Keys Community College Scuba Club and their Finathon this week. The club swam a total of 26.65 kilometres and raised over $1,100 for sharks.





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Looking for a Healthy New Year Challenge? Finathon 2014!


Scuba divers jumped into the new year with a splash taking on a fit, fun and healthy Finathon challenge. What a great way to begin 2014. A Finathon is the perfect incentive to get fit, feel good and raise funds for your favourite ocean icon – the shark. Read more about 3 amazing pool events and get started today!

13 year old Isabel and friends swam for Isabel's Bat Mitzvah and...

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Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Lucian Iacob $25.00 Amazing effort Gene! Hope you have calm waters throughout the swim!
Caroline Nemorin $50.00 Great stuff Gene!
Marcie Crosbie $50.00 Good luck Gene! - Love from your Canadian pals, Marcie, Miguel, and Max!
Martin Møller $25.00 Gotta support such an attempt! Go' GENE
Pri Dharmasena $300.00
Anonymous Donor $100.00
Katharine Floyd $100.00
Anonymous Donor $233.00 Thanks to everyone who donated this week at the FINathon!
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Nice fin!
Seoul Synergy $400.00 Team Seoul Synergy wishes you all the best for your journey!
Chris Cunningham $20.00
Donna Center $25.00 No (shark fin) soup for you!
Harry Stone $25.00 A superhuman effort for an extremely important cause - Go Gene!
Helen Constantine $25.00
Jennifer Evenhus $50.00 An important cause - I don't think many people know this happens. We are proud of you Chris !!
Pete A $25.00
Master Divers $168.00 Thanks for attending our Conservation Talk - Ticket Donations raised $168.00
Master Divers $80.00 Thank you everyone for your donations from our latest Conservation Talk
Dan Kelso $15.00
Master Divers Quiz Night $56.00
Jason, Jana, Kody and Tyler Swencki $100.00 Thanks Scott for all you have done and not being afraid of our son's diabetes so that he could become a master scuba diver. And also for teaching our youngest to be advanced at 12! More than an instructor, you are family!
Sue Bristow $25.00 It's great that you take part in stuff like this.
Scott "The Hitman" Emo $25.00 Pursue your dreams and passions.
Morley and Irene Alperstein $25.00 Hailey it is an honor to help your cause. Love
Julie Latiuk $25.00
Pam and Max Underwood $25.00 Logan, What a great thing you are doing. Hope we can get down to see you again!! Take Care...........The end is near!!
Alyssa Ward $20.00 Go baby beluga!
Terrence Tyler $50.00
regina melton $25.00
DOROTHY HARRIS $50.00 Proud of you Logan! Love, Grammy
Amelia Harris $50.00 Go Logan! So Proud of you! You can do it! Love Mom and Dad
Ron and Jane Sciarro $200.00 Thanks scott for all that you do.
susan harrison $50.00 congrats on making your 1,000 Dive Club mark!
sandra zisman $25.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00
michael emalfarb $25.00
Mark Emalfarb $25.00
Susan Harrison $100.00 Go Sam! Making a difference for the World Oceans and pushing for policy to protect beach access, surf breaks, and yes, sharks, is my vision for you. I am so proud to see you continue a legacy of environmental activism.
Charlotte McCarthy $50.00 Go Gene!!!!
Ashley Emalfarb $25.00
Anonymous Donor $15.00
Lisa Emalfarb $25.00
Thelma McNelly $25.00 Good luck with the conditions Gene. Great cause and we know you can do it xx
Grandma Schieffelin $100.00 I'm so proud of my Grandson!!
Mom and Dad Lawson $100.00 Way to go Reade!!
Karolina A $50.00 I'm so proud of you. Change is coming.
Dean Richardson $100.00 This is a cruel industry that needs to STOP. Sharks are beautiful creatures that serve a purpose to the oceans ecosystem, leave them alone and let them serve it!
Kayleigh Sternberg $10.00
Denise De More $200.00 Go Chelsea! what a great cause!
Project AWARE
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joanna.mcnamara@projectaware.org.au