When people think of sharks they instantly associate them with fear. The media has trained the world to be scared of sharks through movies that portray them as something to be afraid of such as Jaws, The Shallows, Deep Blue Sea, The reef, and Shark Night. There are also countless articles and stories that only give the gory details and say nothing about what actually happened.
IT’S A CRITICAL TIME FOR SHARK CONSERVATION
We understand that with the way that sharks are portrayed in mass media that people fear them but we hope that we can replace that fear with fascination. Or at least a healthy level of respect for them as apex predators. There aren’t many sharks left in the oceans and this is a critical place and time for shark and marine conservation. What people don’t realize is that sharks are not as dangerous as they might think. In fact, they are incredibly important to life on Earth.
What makes sharks amazing though is just how finely tuned their bodies are, we are talking about a group of animals that are older than trees (sharks are roughly 400 million years old) and they are natures greatest predator. It is key to marine protection in general that the top predator flourishes.