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Catch Reef Guardians board member Harry Rabin on KEYT news discussing the rising number in Great White Shark populations off the coast of California

Press Releases

  • april 1 2019

    Reef Guardians heads to Russia with Cousteau Team to free Orca and Beluga in Whale Jail

    Srednyaya Bay, Russia

    RGH Founder, Harry Rabin, was invited to join the Cousteau Team and Whale Sanctuary Project to head first to Moscow, for diplomatic meetings, and then on to Vladivostok and the
    infamous Srednyaya Bay in an effort to free 10 Orca and 87 Belugas held in the so-called Whale Jail. All 10 Orca and 87 Beluga have been returned to their home in the Sea of Okhotsk!

    Read the full Press Release

  • april 18 2019

    Reef Guardians works with Heal the Ocean to locate leaking oil well heads

    Summerland, California

    Reef Guardians (RGH) has teamed up with California State Lands Commission, Interact and Hillary Hauser , Executive director of world renowned Heal the Ocean to locate leaking offshore abandoned oil well heads in Santa Barbara County.

    Read the full Press Release

  • april 18 2019

    Reef Guardians research project "AI on the Reef" - "Robots on the Reef" receives multiple grants and gear from Microsoft, ESRI, Powervision, Paralenz and Manitou Foundation!

    Kauai, Hawaii & Florida

    Aggressive monitoring is the goal here and utilizing the power of intelligent drones that can capture images fly repetitive headings on land and in the sea are key components to monitoring a reefs health.

    We are heading to Florida end of Feb. 2020 to continue discussions with FIU and their interest to participate in our research!

  • april 16 2019

    Reef Guardians working with Dr. Doug McCauley, UCSB MSI to develop AI Drone that can detect sharks

    Santa Barbara, California

    The McCauley lab, lead by Dr. Doug McCauley at UCSB's Marine Science Institute, will be using select  RGH footage from a 3 year library collected on Great White shark juveniles. The Great White Shark studies were both commissioned and conducted by Reef Guardians along with CSU Long Beach Shark Lab and filmed by On the Wave Productions. Over 15 of these sharks were tagged and tracked over the past 2 years. The videos we are providing to the McCauley Lab are helping to create algorithms, mathmatical models, for the software that will eventually determine and track in real time great white and other sharks in recreational areas such as local beaches where we humans share the ocean with all creatures that dwell within it!


3737 Kaweonui

Princeville, HI 96722



10 E. Yanonali St. #7

Santa Barbara, CA. 93108


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