SHARKS

What do you think about sharks? How do you feel about a lot of sharks being vulnerable and endangered?

In all the the worlds water there are Around 440 Known Species of Sharks! There are many iconic species of sharks – the Great White in the film Jaws was burned into popular culture, for better and for worse – but they are still a very small subsection of the over 400 shark species that have been discovered by humans so far.

Even with the large number of sharks there are a few endangered shark species such as scalloped and great hammerhead sharks, Basking shark, Dusky shark, Whale shark, the Great white shark and so much more.Due to movies like jaws people believe that sharks kill a lot more people then sharks actually do.but in actually fact humans kill more kill more sharks, humans kill about a 100 million sharks per year.

The great and the scalloped hammerheads, Basking shark, Dusky shark, Whale shark, the Great white shark and so much more  are listed on the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) 2008 Red List as endangered.Shark fins are prized as a delicacy in certain countries in Asia (such as China), and overfishing is putting many hammerhead sharks at risk of extinction. Fishermen who harvest the animals typically cut off the fins and toss the remainder of the fish, which is often still alive, back into the sea.This practice, known as fining, is lethal to the shark.

Why do sharks matter so much for us?

Sharks is important to our ecosystem the help keep a healthy balance in the ocean by preventing one species from monopolizing a limited resource, predators increase the species diversity of the ecosystem.In addition to regulating species abundance, distribution and diversity, top predators provide essential food sources for scavengers and remove the sick and weak individuals from prey populations

 

 

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