Sharks

An Endangered Species

Endangered Sharks

  • There are over 400 shark species
  • Millions of sharks are fished annually
  • Found in The Galapagos, Mesoamerican Reef, Coral Triangle, Gulf of California, Coastal Eastern Africa
  • They eat anything from fish to seals
  • Threatened because of over fishing and their valuable fins, which are used in shark fin soup
  • They are over fished because of the lack of management in shark fisheries
  • Many sharks are tagged and tracked by satellites to find out more on their habitats and how to further protect them
  • Some countries are trying to address over fishing
  • Countries are also trying to reduce the want for shark fins and meat