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Shark and Marine Research Institute

Updated: August, 2020

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About Shark and Marine Research Institute

We are a non-profit organisation, passionately focused on Shark and other elasmobranch research. We are based in the Great White Capital of the world - Gaansbaai, South Africa.

Crowd on boat

With shark numbers dwindling to near extinction we run a variety of ground breaking research projects in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, with the aim of obtaining government legislated protected status for our vulnerable and over exploited shark species.

Shark and boat

We invite early career scientists and budding marine biologists to join our team and be trained up as Research Assistants by our Marine Biologist. Applicants will gain invaluable, hands on experience in the field in a variety of research techniques.

Our programme is a great way to obtain credits towards your degree (dependent on approval by your educational institution) as well as contributing to meaningful shark research. You do not need any formal qualifications to join us - just a passion for ocean and shark conservation and a burning desire to learn.

Work sectors

environment and conservation, animals, plants and agriculture, charities and voluntary work


Cape Town, South Africa

Contact details

063 680 3063
8 Kus Weg
Cape Town

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