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Endangerment Of Sharks

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Endangerment Of Sharks

Endangerment of Sharks

Sharks play a crucial role in the oceanic food chain and are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. However, the media frequently describes sharks swimming in the water as an intimidating and dangerous source.While they may look frightening, they are a good indicator of ecosystem health. For example, if sharks have been fished out of certain areas, other species will begin to noticeably overpopulate. Sharks are apex predators. While they are hunting for survival, they are simultaneously controlling the food chain and preventing our oceans from becoming too crowded. If sharks die off, we will also soon die off. https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/shark-finning-sharks-turned-preyhttps://www.sharksider.com/every-shark-disappeared%E2%80%A8/

The food chain

https://www.sharksider.com/help-sharks/

In 2017, the worldwide total of confirmed shark attacks is 88 incidents, while in 2015, there were 98 unprovoked incidents. Meanwhile the rate of sharks finned is 11,417 per hour. We as a society must ask, who are the real monsters? The one's killing for survival and protection, or the humans killing because they enjoy the "delicacy". https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/shark-attacks/yearly-worldwide-summary/https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/shark-attacks-people-versus-people-attacks-sharks-infographic

Issues

The slaughtering and poaching of sharks is beginning to become a serious matter. Innocent creatures are mainly being killed for their dorsal fins for the famous cuisine in Chinese culture, shark fin soup. Fins from up to 73 million sharks are used in shark fin soup every year. They also are being killed by accidental hunting incidents from natives trying to make money from tourism. Occasionally, the people who take the sharks, don’t know how to take care of them, and they die as a result of neglect. There was one scenario at a beach in the Dominican Republic, where a shark was killed after a group of hotel staff pulled it out of the water, to take photographs.https://wildaid.org/programs/sharks/https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/shark-dies-after-tourists-pull-it-out-of-the-water-and-take-photos/news-story/0d612cea6f1bea62aa41188edab1bd2f

How you can help:

4ocean is offering the Limited Edition Shark Bracelet. Each bracelet sold removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines so that dangerous items like plastic and marine debris never have a chance to make it into the open ocean where they might be encountered by sharks or the prey they eat.https://4ocean.com/pages/shark?utm_source=GA&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=Shark&gclid=CjwKCAjwsfreBRB9EiwAikSUHYfLOByg9ofaEtdRhF9lHjY8j85-SPm2ZT_Gr5KTlkhpor7A8zQKbBoCs90QAvD_BwE

https://www.vox.com/2014/7/8/5878881/shark-attacks-rising-comparison-dogs

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/why-should-watch-shark-week-this-year   (11,416 per hour)


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