Sharks

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Sharks are cartilaginous fish. There are at least 300 types of species of sharks. Some sharks are some of the most efficient predators in the ocean. They are important parts of the marine eco system but are becoming rare and, in many cases, face extinction. Sharks have survived 5 major extinctions but they still rank among the most endangered animals on the planet. Why?

Part of the Circle

Sharks are important and are on top of the food chain. They keep populations of other fish healthy and and prevent them to over populate to keep balance in their habitats. They go after the old, sick, or slower fish keeping that population healthier so that those prey species don’t cause harm to the ecosystem by becoming too populous. Sharks also regulate the behavior of prey species, and prevent them from overgrazing habitats. If sharks are eliminated the ecosystem will lose its balance.

Example by Shark Savers: In the Atlantic a shark population was destroyed. The cownose rays population overgrew (a shark prey) and ate all the scallops ending a 100 year old scallop fishery.

Sharks in  Trouble

Sharks face extinction mostly due to shark finning. Sharks are caught and their fins are chopped off and although the fins are of high value their bodies are not and the sharks are thrown back into the ocean, alive, to drown... Thousands of sharks die each year due to finning. We don't need it, its inhuman, not even nutritious...Stop finning and help the sharks.

Videos

Fin soup shark is a delicacy in Asia, however this industry is driving the killing and waste of hundreds of millions of sharks a year. Watch what divers in Singapore had to say about this.


Do we need to eat shark fin soup? Watch why you do not need and shouldn't do it.


If you want to learn more on sharks head to: http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/
If u r too against shark fin soup then take the pledge on: http://www.sharksavers.org/en/our-programs/i-m-finished-with-fins/get-active/take-the-pledge/

To adopt a shark with shark lab malta go to:  http://www.sharklab-malta.org/index.php/supporters-and-links.

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.

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