Forget Sharknado: We're Shark-Hugging for Healthy Oceans Forget Sharknado: We're Shark-Hugging for Healthy Oceans
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Forget Sharknado: We're Shark-Hugging for Healthy Oceans

by Bryce Groark

July 2, 2013

Sharks are actually far more paranoid of us than we are of them. You’re lucky to see one these days. It’s extremely challenging to get close to sharks—they’re very wary of us. Underwater, they’re bullies, and don’t fight fair. They don’t fight anything that fights back. Sharks primarily eat sick and dying fish. They instill natural order and keep the food chain healthy by weeding out all the weak links in the fish lines beneath them. They keep our coral reefs strong. They are the ocean’s apex predator. With the ocean covering over 70 percent of our earth, this makes sharks one of the most important animals living on the planet.

What we need people to do today is simple. It’s important that we commend the federal government on the SCA, but we need to ask them to respect the states that voted to have stricter anti-finning laws.

Sharks aren't warm and fuzzy. But for the sake of a better future, we must fight to protect the sea, despite our fears.

All images courtesy of Bryce Groark

To tell the federal government why we need to get serious about protecting sharks for the health of our oceans, go here and click Do it

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Forget Sharknado: We're Shark-Hugging for Healthy Oceans