Mary is the shark conservation world’s most under-recognized activist. Just about every campaign, movement, production, article and press release mentioned on this site has been accomplished with her help and/or guidance. She is the ultimate net worker and is usually the first to respond to any cries for help - as I experienced firsthand during the Hawaii shark fin bill campaign.
She spends every spare minute of her time working on shark saving issues; the rest of the time she spends diving with sharks; her house is filled with insane images of sharks from all over the world, that she has taken over the years.
Mary keeps herself away from the limelight, always backing up the people that are taking the more glamorous lead. Without her many of us would never succeed in what we attempt to do.
Mary O’Malley is the ultimate godmother of shark conservation.
Shark Safe Network