Shark conservation: An expert explains why they matter to the ocean and need protection

Sharks, like this one pictured here, are essential for ocean biodiversity

Sharks, contrary to common misconceptions, only kill 6 people each year. Image: Unsplash/Gerald Schömbs

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Dead sharks that are caught and sold for their meat
Sharks are caught and sold for their meat. Image: Reuters/Tarmizy Harv

This infographic explains that more than 37,400 species are threatened with extinction
Sharks and rays are under growing pressure, pushing many species to the brink. Image: IUCN


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