Barbara Aschauer


Why is shark protection or marine conservation important to you?

I've never been the cuddly toy type. Sharks, for which you have to show a lot of respect despite all their fascination, are the perfect pet.

Precisely because so many people have an irrational fear of sharks, education - and thus shark protection - is all the more important to me.


Do you have any special skills, experiences or adventures?

  • I am an enthusiastic recreational diver with rescue training and diving experience in 5 countries so far: Egypt, Maldives, Croatia, Turkey and Austria.
  • Even though I can already look back on several shark encounters (nurse sharks, bull sharks, various reef shark species, whale sharks, longimanus, hammerheads, silk sharks), special training courses are still in the planning phase.

And which is your favourite shark?

Ginglymostoma cirratum (lat.)

Atlantischer Ammenhai (dt.)

Nurse shark (engl.)

There are no dangerous sharks - only dangerous situations.

Dr. Erich Ritter