Conducting research on the movements of sharks is not easy. The animals move around a lot, spend their entire lives underwater, and can be difficult to find – particularly in areas where they face the threat of overfishing. What about finding support, funds, and partners to enable the work in the first place? Also challenging. However, the global interest in oceans seems to be at an all time-high, and research groups such as Beneath the Waves are connecting the scientific, private sector, and philanthropic worlds in exciting new ways, paving the way for the next wave of ocean conservation efforts. Read more.