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Blue Shark Facts That Will Not Make You Blue

by Michael Rogers
Blue Shark Facts That Will Not Make You Blue

The Blue Shark Prionace Glauca, more commonly referred to as the Blue shark, is one of the most beautiful, of all the shark species. They are deep blue on their top side, and white on their underside. Besides their colors, their long, torpedo shaped bodies, make them easily distinguishable from other species. Long and slender […]

Why All Shark Species Are Important

by Michael Rogers
Why All Shark Species Are Important

When you think of the ocean, do you think of sand or sharks? If you’re like many people, you probably think of both, but worry more about the sharks than the sand. It’s fairly common; even people who know that sharks are not out there planning their next attack on humans keep a watchful eye […]

Endangered Sharks, Shark Fin Soup, And Conservation Efforts

by Michael Rogers
Endangered Sharks, Shark Fin Soup, And Conservation Efforts

When we talk about endangered species around the globe, we often reference the high ly regarded IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It contains 465 shark species that have been assessed by the organization. There are four categories: near threatened, vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered.

Are Sharks Endangered? 10 Sharks That Are Critically Endangered

by Michael Rogers
Are Sharks Endangered? 10 Sharks That Are Critically Endangered

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the list of endangered shark species is shockingly long. So if you have wondered, “are sharks endangered?” the answer is definitely “yes.” The IUCN uses three classifications for endangered species: vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered. The number of shark species that fall into either of […]

Fun Shark Facts Everyone Should Know!

by Michael Rogers
Fun Shark Facts Everyone Should Know

I know what you’re already thinking, primarily because the majority of the world’s population’s exposure to sharks is from the movie Jaws or in relation to all the negative media coverage of infrequent shark attacks. Let’s get that out of the way right now, because you’re more likely to be crushed by a vending machine […]

Bucket List Checklist: Shark Sanctuaries You Must Visit

by Michael Rogers
Bucket List Checklist: Shark Sanctuaries You Must Visit

Shark sanctuaries are one of the most effectives means to combatting shark species depletion. Shark sanctuaries are a newer concept, but have quickly become a very popular way to protect vulnerable shark species. These sanctuaries are established right where sharks live and provide a variety of protections. In these areas, commercial fishing of sharks is […]

The Danger Fishing Presents To Shark Populations

by Michael Rogers
The Danger Fishing Presents To Shark Populations

Every year an estimated 170 million sharks are killed each year by human activity. These numbers are completely unsustainable and could easily lead to the extinct of all the sharks of the world. One of the number one causes of death is fishing. Fishing has a huge impact on shark species and it is crucial […]

Critically Endangered Sharks And The Threats They Face

by Michael Rogers
Angel Shark

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes a year list that determines the level of threat a species face. The most vulnerable species are listed as “critically endangered.” Critically endangered species are under threat of going completely extinct within ten years. Unfortunately between commercial fishing, shark finning, habitat destruction, disruption to the food […]

Why Are Sharks Endangered?

by Michael Rogers
Why Are Sharks Endangered?

Sharks have been swimming in Earth’s oceans since before the time of the dinosaurs. In recent years however, they have face rapid population declines and most shark species are considered in danger of extinction. There have been several shark conservation efforts over the years, but not enough to protect these vulnerable species. In fact, most […]

10 Easy Ways To Help Save Sharks

by Michael Rogers
10 Easy Ways To Help Save Sharks

Humans are killing sharks at an unprecedented rate. An estimated 100 million a year are killed for meat, as byproducts of commercial fishing, pollution, and out of fear. This is causing shark populations to drastically decline in numbers. Many of us want to do more to help to stop these killings, but we don’t know […]