Why Sharks?

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Why Sharks?

 

 

 

Every organism in the world's oceans is important.

Sharks are one of the ocean's apex predators.  Great White Sharks in particular are at the top of most ocean food chains.  Their importance in ocean ecosystems is crucial to the health of surrounding plants, animals, and even humans.  White Sharks, being at the top of the ocean food chain, are good signs of a healthy ocean.  If sharks frequent waters where you swim, be thankful, you're swimming in a healthy ocean ecosystem.  Many species of sharks face extinction due to overfishing, pollution, and global warming.  These three driving forces have several things in common but, one thing binds them together, humans.  Humans have a deep impact on all things ocean.  Without even realzing it, we greatly affect the health and sustainability of our oceans.  Sharks are "on the move" because of many factors such as global warming and movement of their preferred prey.  This movement brings them in closer contact with people not used to their presence.  Research and education of the public are cruical in learning how to coexist.  Raising money and awareness for the research and protection of one of the oceans most majestic creatures is just one small step we can take to help regain and maintain the health of our world's oceans.