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:
- Watch and tell your friends to see Sharkwater. Find out more at sharkwater.com.
- Tell teachers and students to watch Sharkwater, then download the study guides at sharkwater.com for info and photos about shark conservation.
- Don’t eat shark fin soup—refuse to eat at restaurants that serve it; encourage others to do the same.
- Dive and snorkel with sharks. The more money that goes into shark tourism the more people will realize the value of keeping sharks alive.
- 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.
- Demand that your country stop the sale/importation of shark fins.
- Click here if you would like to volunteer your product, service or talents at some future date.
- 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.
- Visit www.seashepherd.org and similar organizations such as www.oceana.org and www.wildaid.com, to take action to save sharks.
- You can donate to help save sharks at www.sharkwater.com.
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