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Ways you can help save sharks:

Thank you for your passion and support! You can help save sharks by telling everyone you know to watch Sharkwater and spread the word. We need to give sharks a new image and make ocean conservation a part of our daily lives. Click here for more about saving sharks and to send this to a friend.

Ways to get involved:

  1. Watch and tell your friends to see Sharkwater. Find out more at
  2. Tell teachers and students to watch Sharkwater, then download the study guides at for info and photos about shark conservation.
  3. Don’t eat shark fin soup—refuse to eat at restaurants that serve it; encourage others to do the same.
  4. Dive and snorkel with sharks. The more money that goes into shark tourism the more people will realize the value of keeping sharks alive.
  5. Find out if your country is one of the 17 countries that have banned shark finning. If not, write your local government official asking them to ban shark finning.
  6. Demand that your country stop the sale/importation of shark fins.
  7. Click here if you would like to volunteer your product, service or talents at some future date.
  8. Start a letter writing campaign to the Secretary General of the UN requesting international bans on shark finning and the importation of fins. Click here to send a letter.
  9. Visit and similar organizations such as and, to take action to save sharks.
  10. You can donate to help save sharks at

Thank you!

Facts about sharks

  • Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years
  • There are 375 shark species
  • Sharks are intelligent and can be trained
  • 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins
  • The largest shark is the Whale shark, averaging 9 metres (30 feet) in length—the size of a large bus
  • Whale sharks are not aggressive. They eat zooplankton, small fish and squid.
  • When a shark loses a tooth, a new one grows in its place
  • Mako and Blue sharks are the fastest swimming sharks
  • Sharks can take hours or even days to die after being finned
  • Sharks are a critical part of marine ecosystems

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