Studying, understanding and protecting The Great Hammerhead in French Polynesia

S: 14° 58’ 15’’ • W: 147° 37’ 40’’

Mokarran Protection Society

The Mokarran Protection Society is a French non-profit organisation located in Rangiroa in French Polynesia, which aims to study and protect the Great Hammerhead Shark.

Despite its endangered status, the Great Hammerhead Shark is one the least-known shark species in the world.

Through our scientific expeditions conducted in the Tuamotu archipelago, we aim to better understand this emblematic species and actively contribute to the protection of this endangered top predator.

Our team

All passionate about the oceans and the marine biodiversity, everyone brings his or her talent and strength to contribute to the protection of the Great Hammerhead Shark. Learn more about our team.

Jean-Marie JEANDEL
President
Florent BERSANI
Vice-president and Treasurer
Nastazia FEMMAMI
General secretary
Tatiana BOUBE
Scientific department
Antonin GUILBERT
Scientific department
Alice BOUSSEYROUX
Scientific department
Pierre-Louis STENGER
Scientific department
Yann FOLLIN
Scientific department
Alexander MATAARERE
Scientific department
Béatrice RIGOREAU
Administrative pole
Laurent RIGOREAU
Logistics pole
Enzo LAURENT
IT department
Marc HAYEK
Diving department
Jean-Marc BELIN
Diving department
Farid CHALABI
Legal department
Manuella BURLOT
Communication department
Virginie JEANDEL
Communication deparment
Sterenn GALLOU
Communication deparment

Our research station

We are located in Rangiroa atoll, west of the Tuamotu archipelago in French Polynesia.

S: 14° 58’ 15’’ • W: 147° 37’ 40’’

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2018
Published by Rigby, C.L., Dulvy, N.K., Carlson, J., Fernando, D., Fordham, S., Jabado, R.W., Liu, K.M., Marshall, A., Pacoureau, N., Romanov, E., Sherley, R.B. & Winker, H.
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2018
Published by Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica_Hammerhead shark
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