Fins Attached is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible
Fins Attached: Marine Research and Conservation -

Field Scientist

Mauricio Hoyos, Ph.D.

About Us

Alex Antoniou, Ph.D.

Randall Arauz (CREMA)

Tamara Glover

Trisha Tyler

Jeff Powers

Jennifer Powers

Amanda Masters

Wendie Murray

Glenn Thayer

Jeannie Jaques

Sharmila Bandyopadhy

Chris Kovac (webmaster)

Board of Directors

Ali Miller - Denver Divers, Denver Colorado

Pat Purkhiser - Zoo Academy, Omaha Nebraska

Shane Taylor - A1 Scuba, Denver Colorado (Board President)

Randal Arauz - CREMA, San Jose, Costa Rica

Andy Reid - Jurassic Shark, United Kingdom

Dennis Santos - Elite Divers, New Jersey


Our Mission

To conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem


We believe in the preservation of our world's precious resources and that through the protection of the oceans apex predators, marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth.

The mission of Fins Attached is to conduct research, promote conservation and provide education for the protection of marine ecosystems.  The health of any ecosystem is controlled largely by its apex predators.  So, while our work aims to impact the marine ecosystem as a whole, much of our research is focused on the apex predators of the marine environment, which are sharks.  

Our organization is comprised of scientists, companies, organizations, and people concerned with the health of the world’s oceans.  The scientists that represent Fins Attached range in backgrounds from divers to Ph.D marine biologists.  

As a result, we direct our efforts in the following categories:

  • Shark Research
  • Shark Conservation
  • Public awareness and education
  • Advocacy