Manaus, Brazil is the capital of the state Amazonas. It is the most populated city of this region, and lies at the confluence of the Negro and Solimoes rivers.
Translating as 'Mother of the Gods', Manaus has a population of 2,006,870, representing 50% of the Amazon's inhabitants.
Historically, Manaus was deemed 'Heart of the Amazon and City of the Forest'.
Starting point for 'Worldwise Expeditions' journey up the Amazon River and into Venezuela.
The Grey Nurse Shark, also known as the sand tiger shark and the spotted ragged-tooth shark was the first shark in the world to be protected.
Listed as vulnerable in some countries, the Grey nurse shark is critically endangered in eastern Australia in part because of destructive shark-netting programs.
Grey nurse sharks may look threatening, but they are placid and slow-moving animals capable of beautiful interactions with humans.
Due to their late reproductive maturity and birth rates of only 2 pups every 2 years, Grey Nurse sharks are especially vulnerable to extinction. So let's help to protect these incredible animals!