Established in 2006 Flying Sharks has been flying live marine animals to public aquaria all over the World, from Japan to the USA, Turkey to Dubai, Singapore to Saudi Arabia, all European countries to Russia, and many other locations. We regularly supply ornamental fish and invertebrates in boxes, and frequently move large amounts of animals in large shipping containers by sea, road or air.
All animals are collected by our staff, often in cooperation with commercial fishermen, none of them using environmentally destructive techniques, such as trawling, drift gill-netting or chemicals of any sort. The vast majority of animals are hand collected individually, while some swim passively into traps or get caught by barbless, easily removable, hooks.
Flying Sharks is also proud to boast a predominantly scientific team and fervorously supports research conducted both inhouse or by our "Flying Sharks Research Fund" recipients. All our results (both the good and the not-so-good) are published in peer reviewed journals (check them out in the "Literature" section) and disseminated in scientific meetings all over the globe.
Feel free to get to know us better by touring our "Missions" on the menu on top and don't miss our "Research Fund" area also.
What are we doing
September 15, 2023
Congratulations David Mateus, a Ph.D. student from University of Évora, focusing on the role of mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis, as habitat facilitators. David got his presentation accepted […]
September 13, 2023
Congratulations Olga Azevedo, who just sent us this lovely photo from Australia, while working on her Ph.D. “Multidisciplinary approach to reveal marine megafauna links at Shark […]
September 9, 2023
Meet “Iona”, a young loggerhead turtle, Caretta varetta, that was found on the 27th January 2022 on the Isle of Iona, which is a small island […]
August 30, 2023
Congratulations Rita Couto, who requested some funding from us back in 2022, so she could do her senior year internship working at Naturalist – Science & […]
August 30, 2023
Congratulations João Monteiro, a Ph.D. student focusing on the fisheries biology of Carcinus maenas, also known as the shore crab.
August 17, 2023
Remember our Carp(e) Diem Mission one week ago?? This week’s edition was waaaaay smoother on the documentation front, but then the London-Lisbon flight got delayed for […]