The SCC is dedicated to educating the world about the importance of protecting and preserving marine wildlife. Together through outreach and a belief in conservation we can achieve sustainability. 


The Shark Conservation Center (SCC) was originally created by Students at Eckerd College, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.  This organization quickly grew into an undergraduate program providing Students with service learning hours, higher education, and scuba diving certifications, as well as communication and team-building skills. This program benefits both our community and our Students by providing the opportunity to reflect upon what the Students have learned and taught to both children and adults. 

Some of Earth's most magnificent organisms are threatened by over-fishing, the shark fin industry, pollution, and the general public's own sense of fear. The SCC is one of many "shark-focused" groups contributing to improving sustainability and global health. We aim to provide a lending hand to our community and to our environment.



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