I recently had the opportunity to contribute to an online Ecophiles article about contributing to shark conservation for Shark Awareness Day ( 14th July!). This was an exciting and engaging piece put together by Melissa Hobson of Ecophiles.

“According to shark and marine conservation charity Bite Back, sharks have been around since before dinosaur-times. There are around 390 species of sharks in the world with 31 different types of shark living in British waters.

Most sharks have five rows of teeth and can have up to 3,000 teeth! Not surprising they’re the ocean’s top predator. Yet, unlike the shark’s portrayal in the film The Shallows where Blake Lively is surfing on a secluded beach and finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark, shark attacks on humans are incredibly rare.

In fact, sharks themselves are more at risk from another deadly predator: humans. So what can be done to help protect them from becoming further endangered?”

To read the full article please follow the link by clicking the image below.

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