This Wildlife Wednesday, learn about the great white shark, and why sharks are more threatened by us than we are by them.
We’ve seen the great white shark on film and in the media for years, portrayed as a bloodthirsty villain. This Wildlife Wednesday, learn the truth about the great white shark, including the recent events putting it in jeopardy.
Habitat: temperate oceans, including the coasts of Australia, South Africa, and Northern California
Great white shark trivia
Why they’re threatened and what you can do to help
Humans are actually much more of a threat to sharks than they are to us. The great white, for instance, is classified as endangered, and it faces many threats.
They’re often hunted for their jaws, teeth, skin, and fins, which are considered very valuable.
Sharks are essential to the health of the oceans, as they help keep the delicate ecosystem in balance, so it’s important that their population recovers. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help, such as:
Happily, news sources have just reported that Vancouver is currently working to ban the sale of shark fin soup, following bans in other Canadian communities. Why not start a petition in your town?